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Monday, October 07, 2013

Red Light Violation in Motor Home Leads to Drug Bust

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A 73-year-old Colorado man and his 65-year-old female companion in a motor home rolled through a red light today in Westport’s Saugatuck section, leading to a police search of their vehicle that turned up drugs and $4,100 in cash, police said.

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After the vehicle was stopped at Riverside Avenue and Treadwell Avenue, the driver admitted to having a quantity of marijuana in the vehicle, police said.

With the help of Police Service Dog Koda, police said officers recovered 144 pills identified as acetaminophen and hydrocodone; three bags of marijuana and two smaller containers of marijuana total weight 2.82 ounces; a bottle of liquefied marijuana extract; three syringes filled with the liquid marijuana; three plastic containers of hash; a metal marijuana grinder with residue, miscellaneous marijuana smoking pipes and paraphernalia, and $4,131.08 in cash.

Arrested on various drug charges were Thomas M. Howard of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Nora Clark of Elizabeth Springs, Colo., police said. Howard was also issued an infraction for failure to obey a traffic signal, police said. Both were held lieu of a $10,000 bond and were scheduled be arraigned Tuesday in Norwalk Superior Court.

Posted 10/07 at 09:40 PM

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