Walter Domingo-Santiago charged with a list of violations.
Torrington Police: $10,000 in marijuana found during traffic stop.
TORRINGTON, CT (WFSB) -
More than $10,000 in marijuana was found during a traffic stop in Torrington early Thursday morning, according to police.
Police said Walter Domingo-Santiago, 41, of Waterbury, was stopped on East Main Street for going through a red light at the intersection with East Elm Street.
In addition to failing to obey the light, officers said Domingo-Santiago's Volkswagen Jetta nearly struck a marked police cruiser.
Once stopped, Domingo-Santiago failed a field sobriety test and was placed under arrest, police said. He refused to submit to a breath test.
When they secured the suspect's car, they said they discovered a bag in the trunk that contained more than 10 pounds of pot. Officers said the street value of the drugs would have been more than $10,000.
Domingo-Santiago was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol/drugs, operating a motor vehicle without a license, operating without insurance, possession of marijuana over 10 ounces, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and illegal possession near a school.
He was released on a $25,000 bond and was scheduled to face a judge in Bantam Superior Court on Feb. 3.
Copyright 2014 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:43:16 GMT
In the quest for work-life balance, many of us think work is tipping the scale. People work all the time especially now that we're connected all the time with our blackberry or iPhone keeping us on callMore >
In the quest for work-life balance, many of us think work is tipping the scale.More >