PLYMOUTH - Police have arrested three people, one of whom resides at a local home that neighbors believe is being used to sell drugs, after turning up heroin and a BB gun following a traffic stop.
David Marshall, 32, of 132 High St., Michael Hubbell, 44, of Wolcott, and Shaylyn Defilio, 21, of Bristol, were arrested Wednesday, when police found what looked like a real gun in a vehicle Hubbell was driving.
Hubbell, driving a Chevrolet Lumina, was seen by an officer parked at Marshall’s home around 8:20 p.m. According to the police report, police have received several complaints about this home from neighbors, who believe the house is being used to sell narcotics.
Shortly after Hubbell left the home, with Marshall and Defilio as passengers, police said he failed to completely stop for a stop sign at the intersection of South Main Street and Old Waterbury Road. He was pulled over in the area of 400 South Main St.
Once backup arrived, Defilio was immediately handcuffed, as she had two warrants out for her arrest for failing to appear on two pending cases, one of which involves drug charges. Police searched her purse and found three baggies of heroin, a needle, a plastic container with a small piece of crack cocaine inside it and a crack pipe, the report said.
Additionally, police said they found Marshall with five wax baggies with heroin inside and two empty wax baggies.
As officers were searching Marshall, police saw what looked like a real gun on the floor of the vehicle, according to the report. No one took responsibility for the weapon, which was later found to be a BB gun. In the report, police wrote that individuals who use or sell drugs often carry a gun, whether it be real or fake, to commit “violent crimes” to support their drug habit or for protection from other drug dealers or users.
Marshall was charged with weapon in a motor vehicle and possession of heroin.
Hubbell, whose driver’s license is expired, is facing charges of weapon in a motor vehicle, operating without a valid license and failure to obey a stop sign.
Defilio has been charged with weapon in a motor vehicle, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Thursday in Bristol Superior Court, Marshall, Hubbell and Defilio were arraigned before a judge. During the hearing, state prosecutor Jeffrey Lee filed an additional charge of criminal possession of a firearm against both Marshall and Hubbell, as they are convicted felons who are prohibited from having a gun. The new charge carries with it a minimum, mandatory prison sentence of two years, Lee said.
Court officials said Hubbell is on probation after pleading guilty in 2013 to charges of stealing a firearm and criminal possession of a firearm. His other convictions include those of threatening, burglary, escape, risk of injury to a minor, assault and larceny, officials said. Hubbell is being held on $20,000 bond, and is due back in court on March 15.
Marshall’s criminal history included convictions of sale of narcotics, possession of narcotics and larceny, court officials said. He is being held on $20,000 bond, and is due back in court March 21.
Defilio, whose criminal history includes misdemeanor convictions of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, is being held on $12,000 bond. She will appear in court again on March 21.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.