A Waterbury man faces narcotics charges after police said he was stopped Sunday — driving in the wrong direction on Post Road East — and controlled substances were found in his possession.

After Rony Rodriguez, 43, of Rose Street in Waterbury, was stopped about 5:45 p.m. Sunday, police said they discovered his driver’s license was suspended, the license plates on the vehicle did not match the registration and it lacked motor vehicle insurance.

A search of the vehicle revealed a pill bottle containing 22 narcotic pills, police said, and the name on the bottle had been removed and Rodriguez “had no legitimate reason for possessing” the pills, according to the report.

Rodriguez was charged with possession of a controlled substance, sale of a controlled substance, operating under suspension, improper marker/registration, failure to carry insurance and driving wrong way/divided highway.

Bond was set at $1,000 and Rodriguez is scheduled to appear Oct. 19 at state Superior Court in Norwalk.