Motor vehicle stop leads to drug charges in Darien
A Norwalk man is facing drug charges stemming from a motor vehicle stop on Oct. 7.
According to the report, Taylor was traveling westbound on Post Road near exit 13 at 4:30 p.m. when a patrol officer noticed the car had a cracked front windshield and was missing a front license plate.
Police said there were three people in the vehicle, and when the officer identified Taylor he discovered there was a warrant for his arrest.
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Taylor was handcuffed and searched, and police said they found a ginseng bottle in his left sneaker that contained eight pills. Six of the pills were in plastic sandwich type bags, two were in a separate bag. Police identified the eight pills as Oxycontin.
Police said during a search of the vehicle a scale, glassine bags and two prescription bottles -- one of Lorazepam, a generic form of Ativan, and the other of Zolpidem, a generic form of Ambien -- were discovered in Taylor's backpack. The prescriptions belonged to Taylor's mother, according to police.
Taylor posted $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 19.