NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH)– A Bridgeport man was arrested on gun and drug charges after being pulled over in Norwalk Wednesday evening.
Police say at around 7 p.m., officers observed a vehicle operating without a front licence plate and stopped the vehicle on South Main Street at Monroe Street. When officers approached the vehicle, they smelled marijuana emanating from the interior.
Once out of the car, the driver, identified as 35-year-old Jeffrey Slinsky, stated he was in possession of marijuana. Offices then seized a bag containing 14.88 grams of marijuana that Slinsky had hidden down the front of his pants.
Officers also located a 9mm handgun concealed just below the steering column in the vehicle.
Slinsky, who is a convicted felon, was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession Firearm, Weapon in a Motor Vehicle, Carrying a Pistol without a Permit, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell within 1500′ School, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Display Front Plate.
Slinsky was held on a $100,000 bond and the incident remains under investigation.