NORWALK, Conn. – A Weston man was charged with possession of crack cocaine after a traffic stop in Norwalk on Monday evening, according to police reports.
An officer on patrol saw a man driving on Martin Luther King Drive without a license plate and without a seatbelt at about 7:15 p.m. Monday, police say.
When the officer pulled the man over, he saw the suspect reach behind the seat, police say. While talking to the man he appeared nervous and “fidgety,” according to the officer’s report. The driver also did not have a valid license or insurance card to give the officer, police say.
During a search of the car police, found 10 individually wrapped bags containing a white, rock-like substance that later tested positive for crack cocaine, according to the police report. A glass pipe with marijuana residue and a container with three pills of the prescription painkiller oxycodone were also found, police say.
Garrison Manne, 35, of Huckleberry Lane, Weston, was arrested and charged with possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia, possession near a school and illegal distribution of narcotics, as well as driving without a seatbelt, failure to display registration and driving without insurance. He was released after posting $15,000 bond and is due in court on Aug. 22.