Cops: Man resisted officer during traffic-stop drug bust
Updated 3:50 pm, Thursday, April 6, 2017
UPDATE: According to the state's attorney the case against Zachary Schaefer was dismissed.
A 20-year-old man faces drug charges after an early Sunday traffic stop in town where police said he also interfered with an officer.
Zachary Schaefer of Weber Avenue in Stratford was charged when, according to the police report, the car in which he was a passenger was stopped shortly after 2:15 a.m. Sunday and the officer “observed in plain view both on the passenger pants and alongside the passenger door, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.”
Schaefer would not comply with the officer’s request that he get out of the car, according to the report, and when the officer tried to open the door, allegedly pulled the door shut twice. Schaefer was handcuffed when the officer was finally able to open the door, police said, and more drug paraphernalia and marijuana was found in vehicle.
Schaefer was charged with interfering with an officer; possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Bond was set at $500 and he is scheduled to appear Sept. 22 at state Superior Court in Norwalk.