Police: Suspect Who Hit Mailbox in Killingworth Busted for Cocaine

19-year-old Jacob Hartzell of Higganum has been arrested three times in the last month, according to court records.


A local man accused of with his car last month was arrested again Monday after police say he admitted to selling cocaine and marijuna to support his drug habit.

Jacob Hartzell, 19, of 972 Killingworth Road, Higganum, faces numerous drug charges, including possession of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a school following his arrest on April 9.

According to a police report, Hartzell was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over on Propect Street in Middletown for a broken brake light.

During a search of the car, police discovered several baggies of cocaine and Inositol, a drug used for cutting narcotics, as well as other drug evidence. Police say text messages sent to Hartzell and the driver, 21-year-old Guy Hall of Foot Hills Road, Higganum, also indicated that the pair was involved with selling the drugs.

One message sent to Hartzell read “that’s a lot of coke," according to the report.

During his arrest, police say Hartzell, who was wearing an ankle bracelet monitor and told police he was on parole, confessed to having more cocaine in his car, which was parked nearby. When police searched the vehicle they found an additional bag of cocaine and a CVS bottle with 100 empty Inositol capsules inside, police say.

According to police, Hall was actually on parole at the time of his arrest, not Hartzell. The pair was in possession of 17 grams of cocaine and 3.5 grams of marijuana.

Hartzell is charged with possession of narcotics and possession of a controlled substance with 1,500 feet of a school. Hall faces similar charges.

In addition, Hartzell was arrested on April 7 by Clinton Police and charged with possession of narcotics and possession of alcohol by a minor, according to court records.

He faces criminal mischief charges for the incident in Killingworth on March 27.

Information for this report was obtained by local and state police, state court records and East Haddam Patch.


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