Traffic stop leads to drug arrests
FAIRFIELD — Drugs and a stun gun led to the arrest of two Bridgeport residents on Nov. 2.
Police stopped a car driven by Alika McFarlane, 38, after he allegedly passed several cars on the right. According to the report, the cars were stopped on the Post Road for a red light at the Beach Road intersection. McFarlane passed the cars in the right lane on the right, and then cut back in front of them.
When the officer approaced the car, he could smell marijuana, the report stated. A seach turned up four cellphones, a stun gun, drug packaging materials, a pill bottle with pot, two “blunts,” and a bundle of $3,000 in cash. McFarlane gave several different explanations for the cash, police said, including that it was the proceeds of a student loan. Police said he had pending drug charges from Bridgeport police, and several prior arrests in Bridgeport and in New York state.
McFarlane was charged with possession with intent to sell and illegal possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle.
The other person in the car, Tiffany Barnes, 38, of Middle Street, was found with two vials with crack cocaine residue and a crack pipe. She was charged with possession of a controlled substance, and posession of drug paraphernalia. She also had prior arrests, police said.
McFarlane, of Madison Avenue, was held in lieu of $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport on Nov. 14. Barnes was released on a promise to appear in court on Nov. 14.