NORWALK, Conn. -- A loud muffler and a missing front plate led to the arrest of two men on weapons and drug charges Saturday night in Norwalk, police said.
The vehicle caught the attention of members of the department's Special Services Unit who stopped the vehicle in the area of North Main Street and Ann Street just before 6 p.m. When police went to speak to the driver, Michael Elliot, 20, of 98 Woodward Ave., Norwalk, a strong odor of marijuana could be smelled, police said.
He was removed from the vehicle and two zip locked bags of marijuana were found on him, police said. The passenger, Jose Castillo-Scafidi, 19, of 21 Linden St., Stamford, was asked to step out as well. A search of the vehicle turned up a backpack revealed a Colt revolver pistol along with marijuana, according to police reports. Police said 67.7 grams in marijuana was seized as well as a marijuana grinder.
Elliot was charged with carrying a gun without a permit, weapons in motor vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, illegal distribution of a drug, sale or possession of drugs near a school, improper muffler and failing to have a license plate.
Castillo-Scafidi was charged with carrying a gun without a permit, weapons in motor vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, illegal distribution of a drug and sale or possession of drugs near a school.
Bond was set at $50,000 each and they were given a court date of Dec. 7.
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