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Norwalk Man Charged With Selling Cocaine In Stamford

STAMFORD, Conn. — Two men were arrested in Stamford after police officers found cocaine in their car early Thursday, police said.

Patrol officers pulled over the vehicle the suspects, Emmanuel Gonzalez, 21, of Norwalk and Edwin Mondragon, 27, of Stamford, were in, police said. Officers noticed both were nervous, breathing heavily and their hands were visibly shaking, Sgt. Robert Shawinsky said. Both suspects denied having anything illegal and allowed police to search the vehicle, police said. K-9 Officer Cooper searched and hit on several locations in the vehicle where cocaine was found, the sergeant said.

A total of nine plastic bags containing 6.1 grams of cocaine, and $516 cash were seized, Shawinsky said. Each was charged with possession of narcotics, sale of certain illegal drugs and conspiracy charges to commit those crimes, police said. Each was held on $10,000 bond with a court date of June 5.

The officers stopped the vehicle because part of the license plate was obstructed and the had dark, tinted windows, Shawinsky said.