A driver who Greenwich Police say didn't obey a stop sign led to a pair of young men facing drug-related charges.
According to a police report, an officer saw the driver disregard the stop sign at Monica Drive and Pemberwick Road about 4:15 p.m. Sept. 24. After the driver parked the car near Pemberwick Park, an officer approached the car.
One of the Greenwich police canines, Tyro, was brought to the scene and had a positive reaction for drugs inside the car, according to the car. Police found seven glassine bags with a leafy green substance that turned out to be marijuana; a bag of syringes and rolling papers; three waxed paper bags with a white residue that was determined to be heroin, according to the report. Police also found two bags filled with illegal pills beneath the car rear seat.
Police also allege the driver, Robert J. Kovach, 19, who gave an address of 3 Rhodonalia Park, Norwalk, also had two strips of the prescription suboxone that were not prescribed to him.
Kovach was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of narcotics, possession of less than four ounces of marijuana and three counts of possession of a controlled substance. He also was ticketed for failure to stop at a stop sign. He was released after posting a $1,000 bond and scheduled to appear Oct. 2 in state Superior Court in Stamford.
The passenger, identified as Trevor Braxton-Barto, 20, who gave an address of 3 Garden Pl., Greenwich, was ticketed for possession of marijuana. He was released on a promise to appear Oct. 5 in state Superior Court in Stamford.