Ecstasy, marijuana seized in Fairfield traffic stop

(Fairfield Police)

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WTNH)– Two Bridgeport men are facing drug charges after they were pulled over in Fairfield on Thursday afternoon.

Police say just before 1:30 p.m., officers conducted a motor vehicle stop on Commerce Drive near Coolidge Street for misuse of a registration plate. During that stop, a police K-9 smelled a narcotic odor on the driver door seam. This resulted in a search of the vehicle with the K-9 alerting officers that there were drugs inside.

An undisclosed amount of marijuana and ecstasy were then seized from the driver and a small amount of marijuana from the passenger.

The driver, 31-year-old Freddie M. Jackson, was arrested for possession of narcotics, possession of marijuana and several motor vehicle charges.

The passenger, 30-year-old Vincent Ambrose Derr, was issued a citation for possession of marijuana.

Both men were released at the scene.

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