Arrest information is supplied by the Stratford Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
A 40-year-old Stratford man was recently arrested for heroin possession after a traffic stop outside the Stratford Motor Inn.
Peter Russell of Navajo Lane was pulled over for failing to use a turn signal when exiting the Stratford Avenue motel, police said.
Russell could not provide an insurance card and a background check showed an active federal probation and a warrant out of New Mexico for failure to appear, police said.
Russell also had been arrested previously for narcotics, police said.
A police canine was called in to check the car for drugs and the subsequent search found a syringe and .015 ounces of suspected heroin that would later test positive, police said.
At police headquarters, Russell allegedly admitted to purchasing the drugs on Stratford Avenue in Bridgeport and said he was staying at the Stratford motel.
The Stratford man was charged with no turn signal; no insurance; possession of heroin; and possession of drug paraphernalia.