When officers stopped the car, they reportedly detected a strong smell of marijuana emanating from the vehicle and saw a leafy substance in the vehicle.
As a result, police searched the driver and car, which yielded multiple narcotics and controlled substances. Subsequently, Erick A. Mead, 23, of West Haven was taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of a narcotic with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Mead was held on a $20,000 surety bond which he posted on Oct. 29. He was given a court date of Nov. 13.