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Man faces drug charges after traffic stop

Updated 5:33 pm, Wednesday, December 26, 2012
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Matthew Tumidajski, 23, of Fairfield, was charged Saturday after being stopped on Post Road East for driving with a rear marker plate illuminated with a blue, "neon-type" light, police said.

After Tumidajski was pulled over, the officer said he smelled what he believed was the odor of marijuana coming from the open driver's window, police said. A search of the vehicle produced marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and a black, digital scale commonly used by narcotics sellers was also found, police said.

Tumidajski was charged with possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and sale of a controlled substance. He was released on $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear Jan. 2 in Norwalk Superior Court.