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Police Say Stamford Man was Driving Around with Hatchet, Drugs, Money

A 53-year-old Horton St. man was arrested on a multitude of charges stemming from a motor vehicle stop allegedly involving a hatchet and Ambien.

A 53-year-old man was arrested by police after officers conducting a motor vehicle stop early thursday morning because a license plate wasn't properly illuminated allegedly spotted a hatchet in the center console and drugs scattered about, authorities said Thursday morning.

James Candido, of Horton St., was allegedly driving with a hatchet resting in his center console when police stopped him on Jefferson St. Officers also alleged they were able to visibily identify a quantity of pills in the car.

After conducting a search, police said they allegedly discovered an envelope with more pills in it that Candido identified as Ambien he was "going to sell to somebody."

Officers also said they discovered several hundred dollars in the car and a baggie of suspected crack cocaine.

Candido faces charges of improper rear marker lamps, illegal possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle, illegal possession of narcotics, sale of certain illegal drugs and illegal sale of manufactured controlled drugs.

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Other Arrests

Rudy Cruz-Aguirre, 22, Scofield Rd., was charged Wednesday night with illegal possession of narcotics.

Shyquinn Jemi Dix, 18, of Piave St., was charged early Thursday morning with carrying a dangerous weapon.

Markeem Ervin James, 18, of Wardwell St., was charged early Thursday morning with interfering with an officer/resisting and failure to keep right as a bicyclist.

Travis Joyner, 32, of Underhill St., was charged Wednesday afternoon with burglary.

Ed June 29, 2012 at 05:20 PM
This is largely bogus. Chopping someone with a hatchet not in self-defense is a crime. Having a hatchet is not a crime. Intent to sell may be a "crime" but that was not listed - only selling was, which they have no evidence he did. I put crime in quotes because it it's merely mala-prohibita. in a free society what an individual puts in his/her body is his/her business, as are the buying and selling of his/her property. This article is pro-police state propaganda - please don't protect me from the hatchet-having would-be drug seller - protect me from the over-reaching, freedom-hating, jail-you-for-your-own-good, control-freak Statists.

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