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    Date Rape Drug, Meth Found During Traffic Stop
    Connecticut State Police
    Police have arrested Rhiannon Welch, left, and Wesley St. Pierre.

    State police have seized a date rape drug, methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia after serving a search warrant on a vehicle they seized after a traffic stop on March 3. 

    State troopers said they stopped the black SUV at 3:20 p.m. on Interstate 84 East because it was not in its lane. 

    A trooper saw the driver get off the highway at exit 71 Willington and said it did not stop at the stop sign, so they stopped traffic it. 

    Police identified the driver as Rhiannon Welch, 38, of Brunswick, Maine, and the passenger as Wesley St. Pierre, 34, of Kittery Point. 

    Welch allowed troopers to search the SUV and they found drug paraphernalia and marijuana in the vehicle, as well as a large amount of suspected methamphetamine, police said. 

    State Police K-9 "Captain" and his handler TFC Stankosky arrived at the scene, conducted a search and found around $2,200 in luggage suspected to be profits from narcotic sales. 

    Police said they also found half an ounce of suspected methamphetamine in the vehicle, along with prescription medication, marijuana, paraphernalia and packaging materials. 

    Police also found a locked safe in the vehicle and will be applying for a search warrant to open it. 

    During processing, police found St. Pierre with a credit card that did not belong to him, police said. 

    Both were held on $200,000 bonds and are due in Rockville District Court on March 7. 

    St. Pierre was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell methamphetamine, conspiracy to commit possession with Intent to sell, possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana, failure to keep prescription in proper container, possession of drug paraphernalia and identity theft. 

    Welch was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell methamphetamine, conspiracy to commit possession with Intent to sell and possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana. 

    Police said they seized 1.25 ounces of methamphetamine, 15 vials of suspected GHB, which is a date rape drug; approximately one half liter of additional GHB; narcotics packaging material/narcotics paraphernalia and $100 in cash. 

    Police said the Rockville States Attorney was made aware of the findings and additional charges will be added.