FAIRFIELD, Conn. - A 49-year-old man was arrested on multiple drug charges early Monday after he was found searching a car containing more than 21 grams of heroin packaged to sell, Fairfield police said.
Fairfield officers responded to a report of a woman screaming on Brooklawn Avenue and found a man and woman searching a car parked in the roadway, police said.
All the doors were wide open on the car when officers arrived, police said. They were able to look into the car and saw several red wax folds, commonly used to hold heroin, police said.
When officers opened the folds, they found a brown powder that field tested positive for heroin, police said.
Vincent Larosa, of Bridgeport, said he had 46 individual packets in his pocket and 16 more folds were found in the car, police said. In the center console of the car, officers found a small amount of marijuana, police said.
Larosa admitted that the 21.8 grams of heroin in the car was his, police said. Officers also determined that the woman with Larosa had an active protective order against him, police said.
Larosa was charged with possession with intent to sell, possession of a narcotic, possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana and violation of a protective order.
He was held on $50,000 bond and taken to court Monday morning. No information regarding his court date was available.