TRAF­FIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG AR­REST

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New Milford Po­lice ar­rested a man who was found with drugs and a loaded gun in his car early Thurs­day.

Brady Strea­man, 31, of the Ban­tam sec­tion of Litch­feild, was ar­rested after he was pulled over around 11:40 p.m. on Wed­nes­day for cross­ing the yel­low line and driv­ing on the wrong side of the road, Po­lice Chief Spencer Cer­ruto said.

The po­lice of­fi­cer smelled mar­i­juana com­ing from the Lexus and no­ticed Strea­man was act­ing dis­tracted and ner­vous, Cer­ruto said.

“That led him to be­lieve it was more than a typ­i­cal mo­tor ve­hi­cle stop,” Cer­ruto said.

Of­fi­cers found 4.7 grams of crack co­caine, pow­dered co­caine, sev­eral folds of mar­i­juana and a loaded .38-cal­iber re­volver in the car. Cer­ruto said Strea­man is a con­victed felon.

Strea­man is charged with posses­sion of mar­i­juana, weapons in a mo­tor ve­hi­cle, crim­i­nal posses­sion of a re­volver, posses­sion of nar­cotics with in­tent to sell and posses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia.

He was held on $15,000 bond and sched­uled to ap­pear in court on Dec. 19.

“The of­fi­cers con­ducted ex­cel­lent po­lice work and I want to com­mend them for tak­ing a dan­ger­ous crim­i­nal off the streets, as well as se­cur­ing the weapon,” Cer­ruto said.

H John Voorhees III / Hearst Con­necti­cut Me­dia

BJ Lib­erty, right, and Jill An­der­son, both of Bethel, bake cook­ies for the St. Thomas Epis­co­pal Church an­nual Home­made Hol­i­day Cookie Sale. They will bake 14 va­ri­eties of cook­ies, in the churches kitchen, which will be sold by the pound at the church on Satur­day from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

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