STAMFORD, Conn. -- Not wearing a seat belt led to serious drug charges against a Stamford man and his passenger, police said.
Everett Goethe's failure to wear a seat belt caught the attention of an officer on routine patrol Monday afternoon, police said.
When officers pulled over the Honda Accord on West Broad Street around 1:30 p.m., they could smell what they believed to be marijuana, said Sgt. Chris Weed.
Officers discovered that the driver didn't have a driver's license and that the license plates didn't match the car, police said.
During a search of the vehicle and with the assistance of a drug-sniffing police dog, officers discovered about 37 grams of marijuana and also what they believed to be the drug PCP, police said.
For safety reasons, the PCP, which Weed said is highly volatile, was placed in a can and tested at a state laboratory.
Weed said the alert traffic stop was an "outstanding job" by the officers.
Goethe, 34, of no fixed address, and his passenger, Alondra Adames, 20, of 120 Colonial Road, were each charged with operating a drug factory, sale of a controlled substance, possession of more than an ounce of marijuana, and possession and sale of an hallucinogen.
Goethe is also facing motor vehicle related charges.
The bond for Goethe was set at $15,000, and at $5,000 for Adames.