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Man faces drug charges after traffic stop

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Toby Waring, 34, of Jeniford Road, is facing drug charges after a motor vehicle stop Thursday morning.

A Jeniford Road man faces multiple charges after police stopped him on Johnson Drive early Thursday and said they found crack cocaine in his car.

Toby Waring, 34, was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating under suspension, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and failure to display reflective plates.

He was released on a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear Feb. 10 in Bridgeport Superior Court.

Police stopped Waring's Audi A6 on Johnson Drive around 2:43 a.m. because the car had no rear license plate. A check with the DMV revealed the car's registration had expired last December.

When the officer approached Waring's car, he said he saw a metal push rod, commonly used in conjunction with smoking crack, under the emergency brake. Asked if there were any drugs in the car, police said Waring initially said no, according to the report, but then said there might be hypodermic needles.

There was several empty wax folders in a cigarette box in the driver side door pocket, and a glass pipe in the center console, along with two small bags of crack cocaine, police said. Thirteen syringes with a small amount of brown liquid identified as heroin also were found in a first-aid kit, according to the report.

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