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Bridgeport Man Faces Drug Charge In Fairfield After Traffic Stop

Hector Sanchez
Hector Sanchez Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bridgeport man pulled over by police for misusing a license plate on Friday ended up charged with possession of narcotics after officers found suspected heroin during a routine pat down, police said.

Hector Sanchez, 35, of Roger Williams Road, was charged with two counts of possession of narcotics, misuse of plates, driving an unregistered vehicle and lack of insurance during the 4:30 p.m. stop, police said.

When officers stopped Sanchez, he said he had just bought the car, police said. 

When he stepped out of the car and was patted down, a prescription bottle fell from his pants, police said. Inside, officers found 11 wax folds containing suspected heroin and a small straw, police said.

The substance tested negative for heroin or methamphetamine on the scene and it was sent to a lab for further testing, police said.

Sanchez posted a $500 bond on the criminal charge and is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 28, police said.

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