Two men face drug charges
Published 5:33 pm, Monday, November 25, 2013
Two men were charged with drug possession after an 84-year-old Park Street resident reported that his son had taken his car without permission Nov. 23, according to police.
Police said Jonathan Steinmetz, 43, of 275 Park St., left the residence with the car without the owner's permission. While the police were speaking with the complainant, Steinmetz came back to the residence in the car, however, he wasn't driving, according to the report.
When the officer was speaking to the two men he noticed a white powder on the door handle near the window and lock controls. Upon further investigation, police located in the glove compartment a glass pipe with a crack cocaine rock and a small amount of crack cocaine on the front passenger seat, according to the report.
Additionally, police located an unlabeled container with medication inside it in the center arm rest, which the driver said belonged to him, according to the report. Police said it is illegal to have medication in an unmarked container.
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Police also saw in the back seat of the car what looked like a rifle, though upon further inspection, it was determined to be a paint ball gun, police said.
Steinmetz was charged with using a vehicle without permission, possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a facsimile firearm. He posted $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 5.
Jose L. Velez, 53, of 50 Butler St., Norwalk, was charged with possession of a controlled substance for the unmarked medication and operating under a suspended license. He posted $250 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 3.