Windsor Locks resident Michael Rancourt, 30, of 66-A Elm Corners, was arrested and charged with numerous felony drug-related offenses after police concluded an investigation of illegal drug trafficking in town.
Police seized a total of $140,000 in confiscated evidence — $80,000 worth of illegal drugs according to estimated street value and an estimated $60,000 in seized funds.
“Detectives and patrol officers worked around the clock during the course of this investigation and displayed a fine example of the department’s commitment to aggressively pursue illegal drug sales and trafficking within the town of Windsor Locks,” Chief E. Osanitsch stated in a Monday, March 31, press release. “These seizures represent mid-level drug dealing within our town and we will use every available resource to combat it.”
On March 26, the Windsor Locks Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force, developed information regarding illegal drug trafficking involving a resident of Windsor Locks.
The First Investigation
The investigation culminated at 66-A Elm Corners, where a search of the premises led to the discovery and seizure of approximately 7.5 pounds of marijuana, 1.12 ounces of cocaine, 187 prescription pills, including codeine and oxycodone, and approximately $60,000 cash, according to a report released today, Monday, March 31, by Windsor Locks Police.
The drugs were packaged for distribution and sale, police said. Evidence of a drug factory and paraphernalia were also found and seized from the home.
Subsequent Investigations Resulted in Additional Drug Seizures
Windsor Locks Detectives took control of the investigation and later that same morning initiated a second investigation. Four pounds of marijuana were seized, police said.
A third investigation took place on Thursday, March 27, involving the seizure of 60 bags of heroin. A fourth investigation occurred on Friday, March 28, and involved the seizure of 2.4 lbs. of marijuana and one vehicle.
The investigation is ongoing.