FAIRFIELD, Conn. - A man was arrested on drug charges after a Fairfield police officer on a routine business check early Wednesday morning witnessed what he believed to be a drug sale in the parking lot of the Fairfield Motor Inn, police said.
As the officer entered the parking lot, he reported seeing a man and a woman leaning into the open window of a stopped car, police said. When the officer got out of his patrol car, the car quickly drove away, the woman went into a hotel room and the man walked to a parked car in the lot, police said.
The man seemed to have difficulty getting into the car, police said. When the officer approached and asked why he was in the lot, the man said he needed to get his phone charger, police said.
When asked for his ID, the man told the officer it was in the hotel room, and took the officer to the room to get it, police said. In the motel room, the officer saw a rolled up dollar bill on the floor, which he reported is commonly used as a method to take drugs, police said.
When asked whether he had anything illegal in his possession, the man, later identified as Alfredo Mayo-Landron, 31, of Fairfield, said he had his pills, police said. He then gave the officer an unmarked bottle of what was determined to be Oxycodone, police said. Mayo-Landron was taken to police headquarters for having narcotics in an unmarked bottle, police said.
While he was being processed at headquarters, police found a folded $20 bill in Landron's pocket with a white powder that tested positive for cocaine, police said.
Landron was charged with possession of narcotics and failure to keep drugs in the original container. He was released on a promise to appear in court July 14.