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Drug Suspect Had Stun Gun, Norwalk Cops Say

A man suspected of using narcotics had a razor blade in his lap and a stun gun by his side Thursday when officers approached his car, Norwalk Police say. When he got out of the vehicle, a serrated kitchen knife fell to the pavement.

Police were called to Charles Street at 8:11 p.m. by neighbors who said drugs were being used in the street. They found Joseph Zullo, 26, of Shelton in a Ford Escape. There was an assortment of pills in a bottle and a ziplock bag full of a white powdery substance on the seat. Officer David Peterson and his canine companion, Rainor, were called. Rainor found the black stun gun in the cupholder with its red light glowing indicating it was on.

Police say the bottle contained 51 diazepam pills, two oxycodone pills, four serequel, one Lexapro and one tramadol. Zullo had $450 in cash. He was charged with failure to keep drugs in their original container, carrying a dangerous weapon and possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia. Bond was $2,500.

Also on the police blotter:

? Jing Jing Chen, 45, and Jing Zhang, 25, both of Flushing, were each charged with conspiracy and prostitution Thursday after the Norwalk Police Special Services raided the New You Spa at 349 Main Ave. Bond for each was $2,500. No other details were available.

? A Walgreens employee attempted to apprehend two women he saw shoplifting Thursday in the Westport Avenue store, police say. But they bullied their way through him and out the door. He yelled at them, saying he was calling 911. The women threw soap, lotions and deodorant out the car window into the parking lot, where some of it smashed.

He got their license plate. They were stopped at I-95 exit 9 by the State Police. The driver did not have a license, and police say there was marijuana in the car, along with Dove hand lotion, four bottles of Dawn detergent, nine bottles of Oil of Olay, and other items with a total value of $157.17. Jacqueline Nembhard, 46, of Bridgeport and Constance Blakes, 23, of Norwalk were arrested and charged with criminal mischief, breach of peace, larceny and conspiracy. Nembhard was also charged with driving without a license and possession of less than four ounces of marijuana. Bond for Blakes was $1,500; bond for Nembhard was $5,000.

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