No front license plate leads to Fairfield man’s drug bust
WESTPORT - A vehicle spotted on Weston Road without a front license plate Monday morning led to the arrest of a Fairfield man on drug charges.
A Westport police officer spotted the vehicle at 10:15 a.m. and pulled it over in the area of 60 Weston Road.
Lt. Jillian Cabana said in a release, “officers spoke to the three occupants and asked them for identification. The front passenger stated he had no identification and provided a false name and date of birth. The passenger was ultimately identified as Leon Pasternak of Fairfield.
“Heroin and drug paraphernalia were located in Pasternak’s jacket pockets. The vehicle was subsequently searched and a bag containing cocaine and a small glass pipe were located and also found to belong to Pasternak.”
Officers also learned Pasternak had an outstanding warrant for his arrest out of Fairfield.
The 32-year-old Pasternak was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters where he was charged with two counts of criminal impersonation, possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and interfering with an officer. He was held on $2,000 bond for these charges and is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on June 18.
Pasternak was additionally charged with violation of probation/conditional discharge for the outstanding warrant. He was held on $35,000 court set bond and is scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Court on June 19 for that charge.