The smell of marijuana that wafted out of Husain Redmond's car when he rolled down the window for a police officer Tuesday morning wasn't nearly as incriminating as what was found inside the car, according to a police report.
Norwalk police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the incident:
At 4:52 a.m. Tuesday, police were told that a suspicious white Honda Civic was seen near the corner of Neptune Avenue and Harborview Avenue. A police officer who responded to the report asked the driver why he was parked there.
The driver, Redmond, 33, a resident of New Haven, said he was waiting there for his girlfriend.
Looking inside the vehicle, in the front, the officer saw a clear plastic bag in full view with 44 folded pieces of paper inside, each one containing heroin ready for sale. In the car ashtray was a marijuana cigarette. On the back seat was a clear plastic bag containing 15 smaller bags which each held crack cocaine. Police also found $600 in cash on Redmond.
Redmond was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school or day-care center, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, and possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana. He was held on $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear Sept. 26 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.