Westport CT– On 07/30/2017 at approximately 5:00pm, Officer Lames Loomer observed a female sitting in the passenger side of a black Nissan Altima in Saugatuck train station Lot 1. There appeared to be
vomit on the pavement next to where the female was sitting, so the Officer approached the vehicle to check on her welfare. As Officer Loomer approached, the female got extremely nervous and was evasive answering simple questions. The female, now identified as Diana Balkun, ultimately admitted to having needles and heroin in the vehicle. Officer Loomer then deployed his Service Dog (PSD Koda) to conduct a search of the vehicle. PSD Koda indicated on the vehicle in the area of the trunk compartment for the odor of narcotics. Concluding the search at the scene, a small black backpack belonging to Balkun contained a clear makeup pouch and inside the pouch, there was a total of 12 small white wax baggies (8 opened, 4 unopened). Each baggie was imprinted with the label “TIGER” on it and contained a tan powder of
suspected heroin. Also inside the same makeup pouch was a used syringe and needle.
Balkun was taken into custody and transported to Westport Police Headquarters. The narcotics tested positive for the presence of heroin. She was processed and charged with Possession of Narcotics 2 nd Offense and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was given a court date of 08/07/2017 in Norwalk and was held on a $2500 bond.
(Westport Police Press Release)