WALLINGFORD — A New Haven man faces charges after police said he was found with cocaine, marijuana, paraphernalia and cash during a traffic stop on Saturday.
Gene Walker, 27, of New Haven, was arrested on Saturday and charged with illegal possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell narcotics, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, interfering with an officer and improper entry of a highway.
On Saturday around 5 p.m. an officer stopped a motor vehicle on North Colony Rd., Sgt. Lou Brangi said. The stop was initiated because the officer saw the vehicle exiting the wrong way from a parking lot, Brangi said. Walker was identified as the driver of the vehicle, Brangi stated.
During the investigation police K9 Tate responded to the scene and assisted officers in finding a total of 17.5 grams of crack cocaine, 22.4 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and about $2,800 cash, Brangi said. The money was seized due to officer believing it was from drug sales, Brangi noted.
Walker was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court Monday. According to statements in court, Walker has a pensing case involving criminal trespass and drug related charges. The judge set bond at $7,500 and continued the case to Aug. 15.