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Dozens of Pills, Pounds of Pot Discovered in Westport Drug Bust

Routine traffic stop leads to several charges for two out-of-state residents.

Two Colorado residents are facing several charges after a routine traffic stop in Westport led to the discovery of copious amounts of painkillers and marijuana.

Thomas Michael Howard, 73, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Nora Clark, 65, of Elizabeth Springs, Colo., were both charged with the following on Oct. 7 at approximately 12:37 p.m.

  • Possession of narcotics
  • Possession of controlled substance
  • Possession of narcotics with intent to sell
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of narcotics not in proper container

According to police, officers observed a motor home travel through a red light at the intersection of Riverside Ave. and Treadwell Ave. in Westport. Subsequent to the motor vehicle stop, Howard admitted to having a quantity of marijuana in the vehicle. With the assistance of Westport Police Service Dog Koda officers searched the vehicle and recovered the following: 

  • 144 pills identified as Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone
  • Three bags of marijuana and two smaller containers of marijuana (2.82 ounces)
  • Bottle of liquefied marijuana extract (2lbs, 6 ounces)
  • Three syringes filled with the liquid marijuana
  • Three plastic containers of hash (24.8g)
  • A metal marijuana grinder with residue
  • Miscellaneous marijuana smoking pipes and paraphernalia
  • $4,131

Both parties were held in lieu of a $10,000 bond and are scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Oct. 8. 

michelle.bene October 10, 2013 at 11:56 AM
Go Koda!
astarchild518 October 15, 2013 at 05:40 PM
Wow for a minute I thought I was reading about Bridgeport ......seems like the richy town of Wesport is almost worse than bridgeport .....and everyone talks bad about Bridgeport !!!!!!!! well take a look at Westport

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