WESTPORT — A Stratford man is facing drug charges after police responded to a disturbance call and found him in possession of numerous illegal drugs, police said.
In April, police received reports of an intoxicated male causing a ruckus in the backyard of a Compo Road South residence.
At the scene, police learned that the suspect — 32-year-old Joshua Lindwall — had fled from the scene back to a Gault Avenue residence, which he was apparently house sitting and taking care of the homeowners’ pets, police said.
Upon arriving at the home, police said they found Lindwall, who appeared to be “under the influence of alcohol and narcotics based on his appearance.”
Police said that, based on Lindwall’s appearance, a search of the house was conducted to determine if anyone else was in the house and in need of medical attention.
In the house, police found numerous bottles of alcohol along with three bottles of hydrocodone and oxycodone pills, which belonged to the home’s owner, and a bag containing 14 grams of psychedelic mushrooms and two grams of marijuana.
Police later obtained an arrest warrant from Norwalk Superior Court for Lindwall’s arrest.
Stratford police picked up Lindwall on Aug. 8, and he was turned over to Westport law enforcement.
Lindwall was charged with possession of a controlled substance. He was held on $10,000 bond, and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 18.
firstname.lastname@example.org; 203-842-2570; Twitter: @Tomlinson_PE