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Wanted Man Found In CT Driving Tractor-Trailer Containing $70K, Loaded Pistol, Police Say

A wanted man was taken into custody after police said he was pulled over while driving a tractor-trailer in Waterford that contained a loaded pistol and $70,000 in cash.
A wanted man was taken into custody after police said he was pulled over while driving a tractor-trailer in Waterford that contained a loaded pistol and $70,000 in cash. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police

A wanted man was taken into custody after police said he was pulled over while driving a tractor-trailer in Connecticut that contained a loaded pistol and $70,000 in cash.

State troopers were asked to assist the United States Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force with apprehending 65-year-old John Dahl, of Abbotsford, Wisconsin, at about 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, Connecticut State Police said.

Dahl was wanted on an extraditable felony warrant by the New York City Police Department for first-degree criminal sale of a firearm, police reported.

Troopers were informed that Dahl was driving a tractor-trailer on I-95 in East Lyme and were asked to conduct a felony motor vehicle stop, authorities said.

Police said the tractor-trailer was found on I-395 northbound near Exit 2 in Waterford, and troopers pulled the vehicle over and arrested Dahl without incident.

Police located a Taurus G2c semi-automatic pistol, two 12-round 9mm magazines, and cash in the vehicle, authorities said.

State Police said Dahl was charged with:

  • Fugitive from justice – extradition arrest no warrant
  • Carrying a pistol without a permit
  • Illegal possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle
  • Two counts of possession of high-capacity magazines

He was set to be arraigned on Tuesday, Dec. 6, according to the report. 

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