STAMFORD, Conn. — A Stamford man described as “extremely intoxicated,” was taken into custody Monday after police found he had a gun, Sgt. Robert Shawinsky said.
According to Shawinsky, officers were speaking to three people in a parked car on Ardsley Road when they smelled marijuana coming from the car. The officers asked Isaiah James-Walker to step out of the car because his eyes were blood shot, and his speeche was slurred.
James-Walker, 24, needed to use the car to keep his balance, and told police he had drank and smoked “a little” while at a Super Bowl party, Shawinsky said. During a search of the suspect, police found a .380 semi-automatic Sig Sauer, which was loaded and had one round in the chamber, in his left inside jacket pocket, the sergeant said.
The suspect had previously told the officers that he did not have a gun on him, but did have a permit for a gun, Shawinsky said.
The officers seized the gun, his permit, and two 50 milliliter bottles of Bushmills Irish Whiskey from James-Walker, the sergeant said. He was charged with carrying a firearm under the influence.
Another person in the vehicle was issued a summons for having a small amount of marijuana, he said.