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Norwalk Police Dog Aids In Marijuana Arrest

NORWALK, Conn. – A motor vehicle stop for a broken brake light Tuesday night in Norwalk led to the discovery of 30 bags of marijuana and the arrest of a Bridgeport couple on drug charges, police reported.

Julie Figueroa, 34, and Nelson Rivera, 33, were stopped on Burritt Avenue at about 10 p.m., Sgt. Lisa Cotto said. A canine officer, Kai, indicated drugs near the passenger side front door. Officers said they found 18.5 grams of marijuana, two cigar wraps, as well as cash on the floor: two $100 bills, a $50 bill, three $20s, a $10 and one dollar bill, Cotto said. Rivera told police the car wasn't his.

Figueroa was charged with drug paraphernalia, four counts of conspiracy, sale/possession within distance of a school, possession of less than four ounces of marijuana and illegal manufacture/distribution/sale/prescription drugs. Bond was $2,500.

Rivera was charged with two counts of drug paraphernalia, three counts of conspiracy, sale/possession within distance of a school, possession of a less than four ounces of marijuana and illegal manufacture/distribution/sale/prescription drugs. Bond was $10,000. He was given a warning for the brake light.

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