Huestis and Smith share Officer of Month honors

The Greenwich Police Department has bestowed Officer of the Month honors to Police Officer Tom Huestis and Officer James Smith for their role in a drug bust.

According to a department press release, on March 22, Officer Smith was on patrol when he observed a vehicle commit a minor motor vehicle violation. Officer Smith initiated a motor vehicle stop and during his conversation with the driver he grew suspicious that there was illegal narcotics activity going on.

Officer Huestis arrived shortly after and assisted Officer Smith with the investigation. During the search of the vehicle the officers allegedly discovered a hidden compartment within the vehicle that contained crack cocaine, marijuana, and numerous items associated with the illegal drug trade.

“This arrest is a reminder to us all that what often appears to be just a routine motor vehicle stop may be much more,” Chief of Police James Heavey said in honoring the two officers. “Unfortunately our community is not isolated from the negative effects of illegal drug abuse. The efforts of these officers to slow drug dealer trafficking in our community are much appreciated by the citizens of Greenwich. The officers did an excellent job and are commended for their vigilance and dedication to duty.”

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