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No Turn Signal Leads to Cocaine Arrest

'I party a little on the weekend,' police said the man told them after they found cocaine in his pants.

Arrest information supplied by the . It does not indicate a conviction.

A 24-year-old Stratford man was arrested on cocaine charges over the weekend after police said they pulled over the car he was a passenger in for not using a turn signal.

Shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday, the vehicle entered the , which police described in the report as "a haven for illegal narcotics activity as well as prostitution and other crimes."

An officer on DUI patrol in the area said the driver did not signal before turning into the motel on Honeyspot Road. When the car left the motel a short time later, that officer conducted a motor vehicle check, according to the report.

As the officer approached the vehicle, he said the passenger, later identified as Eduardo Concepcion, seemed to stuff something into the front of his pants.

The officer said he informed the driver why he pulled the car over then he asked the passenger if he had any narcotics in his possession. Concepcion looked at his waist then said "not that I know of," according to the report.

A patdown of the 24-year-old local reportedly found three small bags containing a white powdery substance later confirmed as cocaine. Police said Concepcion admitted to the substance being cocaine, telling them, "I party a little on the weekend."

A background check on Concepcion showed several warrants out of Stratford, police said.

The Stratford resident was charged with possession of cocaine and possession within 1500 feet of a school (Honeyspot House). He was held on $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court July 6.

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