Shelton Police searching a vehicle found methamphetamine worth over $10-thousand last week.

The Department reports an officer was following up on a tip regarding narcotics sales in the 1900 blk. of First St. looking for the suspicious vehicle. The officer saw the vehicle that had been described by the “tipster” parked in front of a home on First St. The owner of the vehicle saw the officer and immediately got out of the parked car and went in to a nearby home to avoid contact, leaving the vehicle illegally parked. At that point the officer had no probable cause to chase the suspect into the home.

The officer then called for the assistance of Shelton Police K9- Lilly. K-9 Lilly was able to detect the presence of narcotics in the vehicle and based upon that, the officers were able to obtain a search warrant. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, officers’ located a large amount of methamphetamine, with an estimated value of over $10,000. A variety of other narcotics was also located, this included prescription pills, cocaine, and marijuana.
Unfortunately the suspect had fled the area before the officer could get assistance securing the car and the house that the suspect had fled to. However the suspect was identified as 42 yr. old Michael Darnell of Shelton, anyone with information regarding Michael Darnell is encouraged to contact the Shelton Police Department.