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Southington man held on $620,000 bond in drug case


SOUTHINGTON — A local man is being held in lieu of $620,000 bond on drug charges, police said.

Mark Newton, 55, was arrested Wednesday and charged with narcotics possession and possession with intent to sell. Newton was also charged on four outstanding warrants with four additional counts of sale of narcotics.

Each warrant had a $150,000 bond, and the new case had a $20,000 bond, totaling $620,000.

Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz, police spokesman, said Newton was stopped while driving in the area of Darling Street. During a search .5 grams of crack cocaine and $1,943 in cash was found, Dobratz said.

The warrants were the result of a months-long investigation into Newton on suspicion he was selling prescription drugs, Dobratz said.



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