A car stop by a Special Services anti-crime street team Thursday afternoon resulted in four people being arrested for narcotics possession including the 72-year-old driver.
The officers reported stopping a red Chevy Corsica on West Avenue at 1:24 p.m. for failing to have working brake lights.
Police spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Cotto said the driver, Marion Thompson, was able to provid valid paperwork for the vehicle, but the officers recognized two of his three passengers from prior drug arrests.
Cotto said Thompson granted the officers permission to search his car, resulting in their finding a plastic bag containing a rock substance consistent with crack cocaine under the front passenger seat.
At that point everyone was ordered out of the car and placed in handcuffs.
The officers reported all of the parties denied ownership of the suspected cocaine, so they were transported to Police Headquarters. Cotto said the officers noted the female in the car, later identified as Gessenia Roman, kept placing her hands against her groin.
As a result, a female officer was dispatched to the holding facility to strip search Roman, and she was found to have a plastic bag in her vagina containing five grams of marijuana.
Thompson, of 4 Merwin St., Roman, 29, of 2 Burritt Ave., Victor Deleon, 32, of 229 Pixlee Pl., Bridgeport, and Lorenzo Glover, 24, of 1430 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, were charged with illegal possession of narcotics, conspiracy to illegally possess narcotics, illegal possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school, and conspiracy to illegally possess narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school.
In addition, Roman was charged with possession of less than four ounces of marijuana, and Thompson was charged with operating a motor vehicle without tail lights.
Deleon was held on $15,000 bond, and Glover was held on $10,000 bond. Police did not identify bonds for Roman or Thompson.
All four were given court date of Feb. 13.