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.
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.