Cops: Driver 'backed' into series of drug charges
Published 4:28 pm, Thursday, May 3, 2012
A Bridgeport man stopped by police when he was seen backing his car up Morehouse Highway on Wednesday night wound up facing drug charges.
Julio Padilla, 23, of Breyer Avenue, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana. He was also issued an infraction for unsafe backing.
Just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, an officer on patrol saw Padilla stop his car in the middle of the road near Lake Mohegan, put the car in reverse and begin backing up. When the officer approached the car, he said that he could smell the odor of burnt marijuana. A passenger in the car admitted they had been smoking marijuana, according to the report.
Four plastic bags with marijuana, two plastic bags containing empty glassine bags and cash were seized from the car.
Padilla was released on a promise to appear May 15 in Bridgeport Superior Court.