Westport Police Arrest Swansea Man on Drug, Other Charges
WESTPORT — A Swansea man was arrested on drug charges this morning after he was pulled over for attaching plates on the SUV he was driving.
Westport Police say Officer Jeremy Dellecese was on patrol on State Road when he ran the registration on a Chrysler Aspen, which came back as registered to a Chrysler Town and Country.
Police pulled over the driver, 48-year-old S. Ronald Parker of Swansea, who provided a bill of sale and title; according to police, these documents had different dates and no purchaser information listed on the title of the Aspen.
According to police, during the course of the investigation Officer Dellecese observed a clear plastic baggie with suspected cocaine inside on the floor in front of the driver’s seat. Parker was arrested, and police say that during the booking process, another clear glassine baggie with suspected crack cocaine fell out of Parker’s pant leg.
Parker is charged with attaching plates, driving an uninsured motor vehicle, driving an unregistered motor vehicle, and possession of a Class B substance, subsequent offense.