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Friday, October 21, 2016

Vehicle Stop Nets Big Heroin Bust

Officers arrested a Shelton woman and a Bridgeport man following a motor vehicle stop that netted 102 bags of heroin, 21 hypodermic needles and a marijuana cigarette, police said today.

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Elizabeth Lopez and Anthony Daconto: held on $10,000 bond each. Westport Police photos

According to Lt. David Farrell, officers observed a white Toyota Camry exiting a closed Shell gas station lot on Post Road East around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday.

“The vehicle was traveling east on Post Road East and failed to have a license plate illumination light,” Farrell said.

The vehicle was stopped and the operator, Elizabeth Lopez, 29, “appeared nervous, was breathing heavy and her hands were unsteady,”  Farrell said.

Both she and the passenger, Anthony Daconto, 34, were asked for identification. At that time the officer noticed the odor of marijuana in the vehicle.

What followed was a vehicle search. Found were 98 bags of heroin in the center console, four other bags throughout the needle, 21 syringes and a used marijuana cigarette, Farrell said.

Both were charged with were charged with possession of a controlled Substance and illegal sale of a controlled substance.

Each was held in lieu of a $10,000 bond and were arraigned in Norwalk Superior Court the same day

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