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Norwalk Police: Woman Faces Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

Lauren Rossi
Lauren Rossi Photo Credit: Norwalk Police

NORWALK, Conn. — A Norwalk woman was charged with possession of narcotics after police pulled her over for driving a vehicle without a license plate, police said.

During the stop on Tuesday, an officer noticed glassine envelopes consistent with the packaging for heroin inside the vehicle, which was driven by Lauren Rossi, 28, police said.

The officer called in a police canine, Kai, which detected the presence of narcotics in Rossi’s car, police said.

Officers searched the vehicle and discovered prescription medications that were not in the proper container in addition to an undisclosed amount of cash in their search, police said.

Upon booking, officers also found that Rossi was carrying glassine envelopes on her person, police said. Officers found a total of 24 envelopes in her possession, police said.

Rossi was charged with possession of narcotics; illegal manufacture, distribution, sale, prescription, dispensing; operating an unregistered motor vehicle; no insurance; and interfering with an officer, police said.

Rossi's bond was set at $5,000, and her court date is scheduled for March 10, police said.

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