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Man Faces 10 Charges After Westport Traffic Stop

A Bridgeport man was slapped with 10 charges after a traffic stop in Westport on Sunday night.

Chappelle Brown, 22, was stopped after a computer search of his license plate revealed it was reported stolen, police said. The officer smelled marijuana coming from inside the car and saw paraphernalia associated with smoking marijuana. A search of the car also turned up crack cocaine.

When asked for identification, Brown told police he had none and gave a false name. When Brown later admitted his real name, a warrant was found for his arrest in Bridgeport, where he allegedly failed to appear in court on threatening and disorderly conduct charges.

In addition to second-degree failure to appear for the warrant, Brown was charged with sixth-degree larceny, criminal impersonation, possession of marijuana, possession of narcotics, failure to keep plates readable, misuse of plates, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving without insurance and driving without a license. His bail was set at $30,000. He is scheduled to appear in court May 18 for the Westport charges and May 19 in the failure to appear case.

Also from the police blotter:

• Norwalk resident Jeffrey Dezso stopped by Westport police Saturday morning in a motor vehicle violation. A search revealed there was a warrant out of Norwalk for Dezso's arrest. Police said the warrant stems from charges on which he allegedly failed to appear in court. Dezso, 51, was charged with second-degree failure to appear and four motor vehicle violations. He was released after posting a $5,000 bond and is due in court May 17.

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