Stratford police arrested a Bridgeport man on a narcotics charge Thursday, Oct. 26, after he allegedly confessed to using "all the drugs" when police found suspected crack cocaine in the man's car, according to a police report.
Shelton resident Keith Scibek, 32, was reportedly exiting the on Barnum Avenue when police pulled him over for not having a front license plate, the report said. Police said sparks could also be seen coming from the Mustang's broken exhaust pipe.
Although a Bridgeport woman, Amanda Peluso, 27, was operating the vehicle, the car was registered to Scibek and a DMV records check reportedly showed that the vehicle was tied to a suspended resigstration due to insurance, the report said. Police said Scibek could not provide a valid insurance card.
Both Peluso and Scibek were placed in the back of a patrol car so officers could conduct a search of the vehicle, which both parties said did not have any weapons or drugs in it, the report said. However, police said they found a baggie of suspected crack cocaine in the center console, and when questioned by police about the suspected narcotic, Scibek allegedly said he uses "all the drugs: 'crack, cocaine and heroin,'" the report said.
Police said Scibek told them the baggie was his and said it was crack and nothing in the car was Peluso's. A test later confirmed the bag contained .2 grams of crack cocaine, the report said.
Peluso was issued a misdemeanor summons for the following violations: operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration; failure to carry a valid insurance card; and failure to display a front plate. She was released on a promise to appear in court on Nov. 7.
Scibek was charged with possession of a narcotic substance and was unable to post $1,500 bond.
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