Driver faces drug charges after traffic stop
Bridgeport resident Vidal Romero Jr. faces drugs after he was stopped Saturday afternoon following a stop for a seatbealt violation, according to police.
Pulled over by an officer on Black Rock Turnpike, Romero was searched after the officer noticed a bulge in his right pants pocket that Romero refused to empty.
He was found in possession of 2.5 ounces of marijuana "packaged for street sale," and several thousand dollars in cash, according to Sgt. Suzanne Lussier, a Fairfield police spokeswoman. He was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, operating a drug factory and possession of marijuana within 1,500 feet of a school. McKinley Elementary School is within 1,500 feet of the incident.
Romero was additionally charged with failure to wear a seatbelt and failure to carry a license.
Bond was set at $10,000 and he is scheduled to appear Oct. 4 in Bridgeport Superior Court.