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Carmel Cops Find Ecstasy During Traffic Stop

Carmel Police provided the following information. It does not indicate a conviction.

A 23-year-old Connecticut man is facing a misdemeanor charge after police found him to be in possession of drugs, officials said.

Carmel Police Sgt. Michael Nagle arrested Bridgewater, CT resident Wesley Cooke, 23, at about 1 a.m. Friday, according to a statement from Police Chief Mike Johnson. Nagle initially stopped Cooke on Route 6, after he saw him commit two traffic violations, including driving on the shoulder of the roadway, police say.

"A traffic stop was conducted and after interviewing the driver and observing several syringe tips in the vehicle, a search of the vehicle revealed a large white Ziplock bag containing a chunky, white, powdery substance," the statement reads.

The substance was identified as MDMA—which is also known as ecstasy—police say.

Cooke is facing two infractions, as well as a misdemeanor charge of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Officials released him pending a Dec. 3 appearance in Carmel Justice Court. 

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