FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bridgeport man was arrested on drug charges early Sunday after officers found him with bags of cocaine, a scale and $2,009 in cash in a truck outside a Reef Road convenience store, Fairfield police said.
Officers were called to the 7-Eleven to check on the well-being of a person who appeared to be vomiting out of a truck at about 3 a.m., police said.
Patrick Magoon, 32, of Scofield Avenue, was found in the vehicle, and a sergeant at the scene saw a scale on the armrest, police said.
Officers searched Magoon and the car, finding 1.41 ounces of cocaine and $1,819 in cash on his person as well as .16 ounces of cocaine in a bag in a baseball cap and another $190 in the console, police said.
Magoon was charged with illegal possession of an ounce or more of cocaine and possession of narcotics. Police said he was uncooperative while being booked, flipping his middle finger during photos and threatening officers.
Police said he has several previous arrests for drug sales, assault, motor vehicle charges and breach of peace.
He was released on $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on May 31, police said.
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