Many fine Connecticut residents have made a bad decision or gotten caught up in an activity that left them with a criminal record. A record, particularly if the charge was a felony, can limit your educational and job opportunities. It can keep you from getting into a college or vocational school and prevent you from getting a student loan if you do get in. It can prevent you from getting a job or promotion. It may make it impossible to obtain a professional license necessary to your career.
A 22-year-old former student at Wesleyan University has been arrested for the second time in two months. The young man, who was recently expelled from the Middletown, Connecticut, university, was first arrested on drug charges two months ago, along with four other students. He, like some of other students arrested, was studying neuroscience.
Running from the police in an attempt to evade arrest rarely ends well. A 22-year-old New Milford, Connecticut, man is facing a charge of evading responsibility for a federal crime as well as a drug charge after an alleged attempt to buy crack cocaine from another man. Police say that the drug deal ended in a dispute with the seller.
Synthetic drugs that produce long-lasting, intense marijuana-like highs are known by numerous names, including Spice or K2. The drugs are a combination of spices, herbs and chemical compounds that are smoked, eaten or made into tea. So-called fake weed gained popularity because it was once easily accessible, labeled as a "natural" substance and often couldn't be detected in drug tests.
It is not against the law for Windham drivers to refuse to be tested for impaired driving during a traffic stop, but there is a price for failing to do so. All licensed drivers in Connecticut are affected by an implied consent law that penalizes individuals who refuse to submit to impairment tests. Refusal can equal a driver's license suspension.