Broken windshield on I-95 leads to drugs, ammo, weapons seizure
A broken windshield led to the arrest of a 27-year-old Bridgeport man, who State Police say, had a large amount of drugs, ammo and a loaded .380 caliber handgun in his possession.
Also seized were a sawed-off shotgun, silencer, high-capacity ammo magazines and cash.
It began around 4:15 p.m. Thursday when troopers conducting motor vehicle enforcement on I-95 in Bridgeport observed a vehicle with a “windshield violation.”
Troopers stopped the vehicle on Lafayette Boulevard in Bridgeport.
According to state police, “Upon stopping the vehicle, troopers saw the operator reach under the front seat. The operator, Rodney Crawley, was removed from the vehicle and patted down resulting in troopers finding him in possession of a loaded .380 caliber handgun.”
Crawley was then taken into custody, at which time 148 bags of crack, 11 bags of marijuana, 10 bags of cocaine and two suboxone strips were also found on him.
A backpack was found in Crawley’s vehicle which contained 55 shotgun shells, 190 7.62 millimeter rounds, 58 9 millimeter rounds, a silencer, three empty Glock 9 millimeter magazines, two .22LR magazines and two 25 shot high-capacity magazines.
Crawley was transported to Troop G - Bridgeport where another nine bags of crack and one bag of cocaine was found on him.
The total weight of crack cocaine was 15.9 grams, total weight of cocaine was 5 grams and the total weight of marijuana was 5.8 grams.
Rodney Crawley, of Pembroke Street, was charged with windshield/obstructed view, operation of motor vehicle while under suspension, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, illegal possession of narcotics, possession of cocaine, carrying a pistol without a permit, weapons in vehicle, violation of large capacity magazine, possession of a sawed-off shotgun or silencer and criminal possession of a pistol or revolver.
Crawley was held on a $300,000 bond and scheduled to appear at Bridgeport Superior Court on Friday.