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Police: Stamford Man's Traffic Violations Lead To Drug Arrest

The Stamford Police Department arrested a man on a drug charge after a traffic stop.
The Stamford Police Department arrested a man on a drug charge after a traffic stop. Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. — A Stamford man might have avoided a drug charge if he had worn his seatbelt — and then not made an illegal turn — when he was driving in downtown Stamford on Saturday afternoon, police said.

Danny J. Hernandez-Morillo, 32, of 45 Columbus Place, was charged with possession of narcotics after police found 2.7 grams of cocaine in his vehicle during a traffic stop in the area of Washington Boulevard and State Street, police said.

At 4:37 p.m. Saturday, officers on patrol noticed a driver make a prohibited turn on a red light and also noticed that the driver wasn't wearing a seatbelt, police said.

When questioned, the man appeared to be giving evasive answers and didn't have his driver's license with him, police said.

When officers asked whether he had any drugs, he hesitated before he answered and looked around his vehicle, police said. After he gave his consent to a search, officers found 2.7 grams of what they said was cocaine in the center console of his vehicle, police said.

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