Traffic stop leads to drug charges for Fairfield teen
FAIRFIELD — James Perrotta, 18, found himself in police custody Tuesday night after police said they saw him drive through two stop signs and then discovered cocaine and pills in his possession.
Perrotta, who lives on Fairway Green, was charged with one count of possession of narcotics and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.
It was around 8 p.m. when the patrol officer saw Perrotta drive through a stop sign on the Post Road near Kings Highway without stopping. According to the police report, Perrotta also failed to stop for a stop sign on Longview Avenue and was pulled over by police on Ardmore Street.
While Perrotta was looking for registration documents, the officer said he made two furtive movements. The officer moved closer to the car and spotted a small plastic bag near Perrotta’s feet. Perrotta was asked to get out of the car, and his jacket was searched. A cigarette box containing Adderall and Xanax was found in the jacket, and the bag on the floor contained cocaine.
Perrotta was released on a promise to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport on May 9.