Spilled Dunkin' Donuts coffee leads to heroin, oxycontin arrest
A West Haven man was arrested for failure to keep drugs in original container, possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia and possession of narcotics at the Dunkin’ Donuts on Hawley Lane at 11:20 a.m. Monday, May 2.
Police said Brett Rebhun, 45, was observed in his vehicle snorting a white substance — that was reported to be cocaine — off his dashboard.
According to a report, police responded to the complaint and found Rebhun in his vehicle. He told them he was waiting for his girlfriend, who was inside Dunkin’ Donuts.
An officer noticed a white plastic bag with pills in the back seat and asked to search the vehicle. Rebhun said he had a prescription for the pills and that the cops didn’t have probable cause to search his car; however, at that same time, his girlfriend came out of the store and spilled coffee on the passenger seat as she entered the car.
While he attempted to clean up the spill, police saw something hidden in Rebhun’s waist that looked like drug paraphernalia and told him to step outside the vehicle.
The report said he was in possession of three needles and a spoon. He admitted to being a heroin addict.
In the plastic bag in the back seat and in the girlfriend’s purse, police found oxycontin, which Rebhun admitted was in his possession.
He was processed on a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, May 11.