The following article was written and reported by Cassandra Day:
An East Haddam man found with narcotics paraphernalia was arrested last week after a used hypodermic needle in his pocket stuck an officer's hand during a search, according to the report.
On Aug. 28, at about 8 p.m., Joshua Martin, 20, of Norwich Salem Road, East Haddam, was the rear passenger in a car stopped on Main Street "making furtive movements," according to the report. When an officer searched him, a crumpled piece of tin foil and two wax narcotics bags with off-white residue were found, indicative of intravenous drug use.
The officer asked Martin multiple times if he had any needles on him, according to the report, which he denied, and when he reached into Martin's pocket to identify a long cylindrical object, he was stuck in the finger by a hypodermic needle.
He was charged with interfering with an officer, use of drug paraphernalia and assault of a public safety officer.