New Milford man charged with dealing PCP after passing out in car
Published 12:16 pm, Wednesday, October 12, 2016
NEW MILFORD — A 38-year-old man was in court Sept. 30 after police said he took some of the PCP he intended to sell, and then passed out in the middle of the road.
Shawn Smithwrick appeared in state Superior Court in Litchfield charged with felony sale of narcotics, felony possession with intent to sell, and driving while under the influence, after police say they found him on Pumpkin Hill Road Jan. 31.
Police say they found him sitting — seat-belt buckled — in his white Honda that night, court documents said. They called for medical help, and Smithwrick was taken to New Milford Hospital.
Before he was taken away, police — looking for his ID — pulled a wad of cash from Smithwrick’s front pocket, documents said. When hospital workers undressed Smithwrick, they inventoried $12,500 in cash the New Milford man had rubber-banded together in three bundles.
In Smithwrick’s Honda, police found four small baggies of marijuana and seven small bags of what they believe is PCP, documents said. One of PCP baggies had been opened, “suggesting that it may have been used,” court documents said.
Blood tests later revealed that Smithwrick had PCP in his system, police said.
Smithwrick has been released on a $25,000 bond. His next court date is Nov. 4.
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