STAMFORD — Police say an Uber driver who had a felony gun conviction was caught this week with a semiautomatic pistol and nearly six ounces of cocaine.

Fernando Rodriguez, 27, of Danbury, was charged with criminal possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, illegal possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle and possession of marijuana with intent to sell.

The West Wooster Street resident’s bail was raised to $250,000 on Thursday when Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney Steven Weiss told a judge Rodriguez spent a year in jail for carrying a pistol without a permit in Danbury in 2011.

Stamford police Capt. Richard Conklin said officers in the Narcotics and Organized Crime squad learned Rodriguez was going to make a cocaine delivery Wednesday night on Wardwell Street.

Conklin said officers set up surveillance and pulled over Rodriguez’s black Jeep Commander when he arrived. Conklin said officers drew their weapons when Rodriguez put his hands into his pants.

Conklin said officers got Rodriguez out of the SUV and found two knotted plastic bags that each contained 30 grams of cocaine and 120 grams of cocaine inside a backpack he was wearing. Rodriguez also had $758 in cash on him, Conklin said.

K-9 Pyro also led officers to a hidden compartment behind the glove box where Conklin said they found about four ounces of cocaine and a Ruger 9 mm semiautomatic pistol with a fully loaded magazine next to it.

Conklin said Rodriguez told officers he carried the gun for personal protection after being shot three times in Waterbury.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com