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Tinted windows traffic stop results in drug bust in Connecticut

February 6, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Tinted windows traffic stop results in drug bust in Connecticut

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Authorities in Stamford, Connecticut said that a vehicle pulled over for tinted windows resulted in the seizure of over a pound of marijuana and almost an ounce of cocaine.

Captain Richard Conklin revealed that officers in the Narcotics and Organized Crime squad pulled over a Toyota Highlander with heavily tinted windows on Tuesday night.

Police detected the smell of marijuana when they went up the car. The driver, 33-year-old Ryan Lee Cruz, told the officers he had a small amount of marijuana and gave them a bag of 3.1 grams, the Stamford Advocate reported.

However, the officers knew Cruz from prior drug investigations and were aware that he recently completed a parole sentence for a narcotics conviction stemming from 2014.

The officers heard that Cruz was dealing marijuana and cocaine around the area. The cops continued to question Cruz and he eventually took out eight plastic bags from his center console that had roughly four grams of cocaine.

Cruz was arrested and he was taken to his residence where police seized a pound of marijuana from a closet, over 20 grams of cocaine, two digital scales, and four additional bags of marijuana.

The man was charged with illegal use of tinted glass, driving without a license, illegal possession of narcotics, narcotics distribution, the operation of a drug factory, possession of over a pound of marijuana and sale of a controlled substance.

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