TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST
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.
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.