Traffic stop leads to drug, weapon charges
A Bridgeport man, stopped Wednesday night on Black Rock Turnpike because police could not see a rear license plate on his car, had drugs and a gun in that vehicle, police said.
Adel Perez, 22, of Lakeside Drive, was charged with having weapons in a motor vehicle, altering a firearms identification, sale of narcotics, and possession of narcotics, police said. He was also issued infractions for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and a warning for failure to display registration plate.
According to police, when Perez rolled down the window of his car, there was a strong odor of burnt marijuana. A search of the car turned up a loaded .380 semi-automatic with the serial number scratched off, a black stocking cap with five bags of cocaine and one bag of marijuana.
He was held on a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear Sept. 30 in Bridgeport Superior Court.