Cops: Search for cell phone yields heroin stash instead
Updated 3:55 pm, Monday, February 24, 2014
A woman's screams early Monday morning led to the arrest of a Bridgeport man with 21.8 grams of heroin in his possession, police said.
Police were alerted around 2:30 a.m. Monday by a caller who reported hearing a woman's screams in the Brooklawn Avenue area. At the intersection of Brooklawn Avenue and Collingwood Road, police found a car stopped in the middle of the intersection, with all of its doors wide open.
Vincent Larosa, 49, of Gurdon Street in Bridgeport, was searching through the car's backseat, while his female passenger was searching the front seat. The passenger told officers she lost her cell phone and was upset about it.
While the car doors were open, officers said they spotted a bundle of red wax folds, often used to hold heroin. Sixteen folds were found in the car, and another 40 were found in Larosa's pants pocket, according to the report. A small amount of marijuana was found in the car's center console, police said.
Larosa told police the drugs belonged to him, according to the report.
He was charged with possession of heroin, possession with intent to sell heroin and possession of marijuana. He was also charged with violation of a protective order, which forbids him from having any contact with the woman passenger.
Larosa was held on a $50,000 and was scheduled to appear later Monday in Bridgeport Superior Court.
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