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Traffic Stop In Norwalk Leads To Arrest Of Convicted Felon On Gun Charges

Jeffrey Slinsky, 35, of Bridgeport, was arrested Wednesday evening in Norwalk on gun charges. Jeffrey Slinsky, 35, of Bridgeport, was arrested Wednesday evening in Norwalk on gun charges.
Jeffrey Slinsky, 35, of Bridgeport, was arrested Wednesday evening in Norwalk on gun charges. Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department
Police found a 9mm handgun concealed just below the steering column in the car. Police found a 9mm handgun concealed just below the steering column in the car.
Police found a 9mm handgun concealed just below the steering column in the car. Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department

NORWALK, Conn. — A convicted felon from Bridgeport was arrested on multiple gun charges after he was stopped on a traffic violation in Norwalk, police said. 

Members of the Strategic Narcotics Enforcement Team stopped Jeffrey Slinsky, 35, of 147 Charles St., Bridgeport, at 7 p.m. Wednesday on South Main Street at Monroe Street because his vehicle had no front license plate, police said.

When officers approached the vehicle, they smelled a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the interior, police said. 

Once out of the vehicle, the driver, Slinsky, said he had marijuana in possession, police said. 

Officers seized a bag containing 14.88 grams of marijuana that Slinsky had hidden down the front of his pants, police said. Officers then located a 9mm handgun concealed just below the steering column in the car, police said. 

Slinksy, who is a convicted felon, was placed under arrest at the scene, police said. 

He was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, weapon in a motor vehicle, carrying a pistol without a permit, possession of marijuana with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to display a front plate. He was held on $100,000 bond. 

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