Authorities discovered heroin, a hypodermic needle and pot when they found a 27-year-old Southeast man Thursday who was wanted on a manslaughter charge out of Danbury, CT.
Earlier this month officials from the Danbury Police Department notified investigators with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office of an arrest warrant charging Jason James Hoffman with first-degree manslaughter, a felony, in connection with a homicide investigation there.
Sheriff's officials obtained a copy of the warrant and began looking for Hoffman.
Undercover deputies with the Sheriff's Narcotics Enforcement Unit spotted Hoffman driving on Allan Road in Southeast Thursday evening. They stopped him and arrested him on the warrant.
Hoffman, who is accused of being a fugitive from justice, was allegedly in possession of heroin, a hypodermic syringe and marijuana at the time of the arrest. Authorities charged him with possession of a hypodermic needle and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanors; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.
Following arraignment before Putnam County Court Judge James T. Rooney, Hoffman was sent to the Putnam County Correctional Facility pending extradition to Connecticut.