The East Central Narcotics Task Force developed information about an alleged prostitute who goes by the name “Danielle,” who was reportedly posting advertisements soliciting customers to engage in prostitution in the local area, according to Manchester Police Sgt. Richard Grimaldi, East Central Narcotics.
On March 12, police arrested 44-year-old Darlene Court at an area hotel, according to an April 9 report. Police said she is homeless in Manchester but has a Maine license identifying her as Darlene Court.
Court was allegedly engaging in illegal prostitution and narcotic activity over the course of a few months, in several Connecticut towns. An investigation was initiated and task force officers set up a buy/bust operation.
Officers arranged to meet with Court, who offered to provide an undercover officer with an hour of sex in exchange for cash.
Once the undercover officer met with Court to discuss the arrangement, task force officers moved in and placed her under arrest.
Court was also wanted on a P.R.A.W.N warrant out of Troop D in Connecticut, on a failure to appear charge related to an DUI arrest. She was also wanted on fugitive from justice charges for an aggravated narcotic trafficking charge out of Maine.
Court was arrested on the following charges:
- Criminal Attempt/Prostitution
- Possession of Marijuana
- Fugitive from Justice
- Failure to Appear
She was issued a $5,000 surety bond but because of the P.R.A.W.N warrant charging her with failure to appear in the second degree on DUI charges, she was held on a $250,000 surety bond.
Anyone with information pertaining to any illicit drug activity is asked to contact the East Central Narcotics Task Force at 860-645-5548. All calls will remain confidential.
The East Central Narcotics Task Force, in cooperation with other municipal and federal law enforcement agencies, is interested in stopping illegal narcotics sales and use in the Manchester, South Windsor, Vernon, and Glastonbury communities.