DARIEN — A 22-year-old Bridgeport woman was arrest on narcotics charges when a Darien K-9 sniffed out ecstasy pills and marijuana in her car, police said.

On Oct. 4 around 8:25 a.m., Nataly Garcia, of Central Avenue, was stopped on West Avenue for not having a front license plate. When speaking with the Bridgeport woman, a Darien officer smelled marijuana coming from the car. Darien K-9 Kenny was brought to the scene to sniff out the potential presence of narcotics. The police dog indicated drugs were in the car and a search of the vehicle revealed a plastic container of blue and green pills, plus a bag of what appeared to be marijuana. Garcia told the officers the pills were ecstasy. Several smoking devices were also found in the car.

A routine check of Garcia and her car revealed the vehicle was not insured and her license was suspended. She was charged with possession of narcotics, drug paraphernalia and more than a half ounce of marijuana, as well as failure to insure a motor vehicle, driving with a suspended license and not having a front license plate. Garcia was unable to make a $500 bond and appeared in court Oct. 5.

The drugs in the car tested positive for ecstasy and marijuana.

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