(Bridgeport, CT – March 27, 2013) – A city man was jailed on $50,000 bond after a motor vehicle stop netted narcotics.

Officers Angel Vazquez and Keith Hanson were patrolling in the Safe School Corridor near Bassick High School Tuesday when they were alerted by Officer Adam Roscoe, who is assigned to the DEA Task Force, about a vehicle that made a suspiciously brief stop at a house on Sherwood Avenue. Police had information about heroin being sold out of the location.

Vazquez and Hanson spotted the Infiniti coupe and conducted a motor vehicle stop. Rose Shea, 25, of East Haven was driving. Asa Fleming, 26, of Bridgeport, was the passenger.  The officers received permission to search the car and located 157 wax paper folds containing a white powdery substance that tested positive for opium.

As officers retrieved the drugs, Fleming took off running. After a short pursuit, he was apprehended on Park Street. Fleming was charged with possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell and interfering with police.

Shea was charged with motor vehicle and narcotics charges. She was released on a promise to appear in court.

Subsequently, authorities conducted a second motor vehicle stop of residents of 137 Sherwood Ave. and got permission to search the home.

Police found a grinder and scale, both covered with white powdery residue, and other drug paraphernalia.

Cole Hernandez, 25, of that address, was arrested for possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $1,000.

By Stephen Krauchick

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