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Friday, January 19 Local

Westport cops: Stamford man, Norwalk man face gun, drug charges

WESTPORT — A Stamford man and a Norwalk man face gun and drug charges after a motor vehicle stop led to their arrest, according to Westport police.

Abdullah Seifullah, 37, of Stamford, was charged with two counts of sale of hallucinogen/narcotic, sale of a controlled substance, carrying a pistol or revolver without a permit, weapons in a motor vehicle, criminal possession of a pistol or revolver, criminal violation of a protective order, misuse of plates/license/registration, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and insurance coverage fails minimum requirements.

Jerrod Smalls, 36, of Norwalk, was charged with two counts of sale of hallucinogen/narcotic, sale of controlled substance, carrying a pistol or revolver without a permit, weapons in a motor vehicle and criminal possession of a pistol or revolver.

Around 2:45 p.m., a Westport Police Officer saw a vehicle driving with an improperly displayed registration plate. The officer had the license plate check and found it to be registered to a different vehicle.

The officer pulled the vehicle over on Saugatuck Avenue near Duck Pond Road. When the officer approached the car, he smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. K9 Kai and his handler from Norwalk were called to the scene.

K9 Kai searched the vehicle and indicated to the center console of the vehicle where police found a loaded handgun, 46 Methylone pills, plastic bags containing about 12 grams of marijuana and money believed to be proceeds from narcotic sales.

During the vehicle search, a soda can with a hidden compartment containing five small glassine bags of crack cocaine was found. Police also found a scale.

Police said Seifullah was found to have a protective order against him, in which the conditions said he could not possess firearms.

Seifullah and Smalls were taken into custody.

Both were held on $100,000 bonds and are scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 25. If unable to make bond, police will transport them to court for arraignment on Jan. 12.

Tara O'Neill|Breaking News Reporter

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