Southington police find more than 500 baggies of heroin, nearly 50 grams of crack cocaine

Published on Thursday, 10 January 2019 19:24


SOUTHINGTON - A local woman was found with more than 500 baggies of heroin and nearly 50 grams of crack cocaine in her car, police said.

Shawnya Watson, 34, has been charged with one count of possession of narcotics with intent to sell and two counts each of possession of narcotics and possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school.

Police said Watson was found on Sunday after officers responded to the report of a driver slumped over the wheel inside a vehicle, in the area of Darling and Flanders streets. Watson was the only one found in the vehicle.

While helping Watson, police said, officers saw marijuana on the floor of the vehicle. They then saw baggies consistent with heroin packaging.

In total, police said they found 504 baggies of heroin and 48.7 grams of crack cocaine. Watson was taken to an area hospital to be evaluated. She was arrested the next day.

Watson posted $100,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned in Bristol Superior Court on Jan. 22.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Thursday, 10 January 2019 19:24. Updated: Thursday, 10 January 2019 19:26.