Teen faces drug charges after complaint about theft
After going to Police Department headquarters Saturday to report a large amount of money was stolen from his car, Craig Blough, 18, of Short Hill Lane, himself was charged with several illegal drug violations.
Blough told police that someone stole $900 from the center console of his Mustang convertible on March 20 while he was playing basketball outdoors at Fairfield Warde High School. He said the car was locked, but the convertible top was down, according to the report.
Blough gave police the name and phone number of a person he suspected might have taken the money, but when police contact that person, they were told that Blough had also accused him of stealing drugs from him. The person also told police that Blough was selling marijuana, according to the report.
Police got permission from Blough to search his car, which was parked at the Sherman Green lot across from headquarters. Officer Kevin Wells brought the police K-9, Ruger, to the scene and Ruger indicated there were drugs inside the car.
Police said they found marijuana, drug paraphernalia and cash in Blough's car, according to the report. Blough was charged with possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of marijuana within 1,500 feet of a school and possession of drug paraphernalia.
His car was impounded by police.
Blough was released on a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear April 3 in Bridgeport Superior Court.