A Massachusetts man was arrested New Year’s Eve on felony drug charges after police reported finding heroin and needles in his car during a Wilton traffic stop.

Around 10:30 p.m., Deputy Colt Bernhardt pulled over Andrew Sprow, 46, of Topsfield, Mass., for driving 64 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone on U.S. Route 2.

Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols said Bernhardt believed Sprow was “acting strange” and he called for Cpl. Chris Chase and his dog, Abbie, to help investigate.

Nichols said Abbie indicated there were drugs in the car, and after searching, the deputies found heroin and five unused hypodermic needles.

Sprow arrested on charges of class B unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs and two counts of class C unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

He was taken to the Franklin County Detention Center where he posted a $1,000 cash bail and was released the same day. His next court appearance is scheduled for March 3.

Addendum: The following court listing was later published in relation to this case: Andrew Sprow, 47, Topsfield, Massachusetts, unlawful possession of scheduled drug, Dec. 31, 2014, in Wilton; dismissed. Illegal importation of scheduled drugs, Dec. 31, 2014, in Wilton; dismissed. Unlawful furnishing scheduled drug, Dec. 31, 2014, in Wilton; dismissed.



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