Acting Major R. Christopher West
Troop G Commander
On September 1, 2020, State Police in Greenwich arrested 66-year-old Michael T. Alexander of Greenwich, for Tampering with Physical Evidence (E felony), DWAI- Drugs (misdemeanor), and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree (A misdemeanor).
While patrolling State Route 22 in White Creek, Troopers located Alexander off the shoulder of the roadway with a flat tire and damage to his vehicle. Alexander told the Trooper that he had been trying to avoid something in the road and thought he may have hit a sign. While speaking with Alexander, the Trooper observed signs indicative of impairment and Alexander was administered the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, which he failed.
The Trooper observed Alexander drop a small folded piece of paper from his wallet, then pick it up off the ground, and throw it into tall grass off the side of the road. When asked about the contents of the paper Alexander denied knowing anything about it. The Trooper was able to locate the paper and a quantity of suspected cocaine was found inside.
Alexander was transported to SP Greenwich where he was evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert and a blood sample was obtained. Alexander was issued an appearance ticket for White Creek Town Court on September 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.