New Haven man arrested on drug charges in Westport
Updated 8:33 am, Thursday, June 15, 2017
WESTPORT — After causing a crash at a Westport gas station, a New Haven man was arrested and charged with alleged possession of cocaine and heroin last week.
Westport Police responded to the scene of a car crash at a Mobil gas station, located at 558 Riverside Ave., on the afternoon of June 6 and observed the driver that caused the incident displaying signs of heroin use, according to the police. The driver, Michael White, allegedly admitted to having needles for administering the drug in his car, triggering a K-9 search.
Police said K-9 Atlas sniffed out two small bags of cocaine, seven bags of heroin and three packets of suboxone, an opioid. A further search revealed metal spoons and capped hypodermic needles, considered drug paraphernalia, according to police.
Police arrested White, of Birch Lane in New Haven, and charged the 28-year-old with narcotics possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.