FARMINGTON — A Wilton man pleaded not guilty Monday at Farmington District Court to aggravated trafficking in heroin nearly a year after his arrest in Wilton.

Shawn D. Lord Franklin County Detention Center photo

Shawn D. Lord, 39, was charged after the vehicle he was a passenger in was stopped for a traffic violation Dec. 2, 2021, on U.S. Route 2. A total of 18.37 grams of what was initially suspected to be a mix of heroin and fentanyl was found in his possession.

There were warrants out for his arrest at the time.

Lord was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury Nov. 17 on the felony charge.

A conviction for aggravated trafficking is punishable by up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.

Lord is due in court Jan. 31.

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