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Westport Police: Stopped For Texting, Norwalk Man Faces Drug Charges

Criag Robilotto
Criag Robilotto Photo Credit: Westport Police Department

WESTPORT, Conn. — A Norwalk man faces drug charges after he was stopped for texting in his car on Post Road West Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Around 4:30 p.m., an officer saw a grey Nissan Maxima traveling westbound at a speed of 46 miles per hour, police said. The driver, Craig Robilotto, 40, of Rowayton Woods Drive, was holding a cell phone in both hands above the steering wheel and texting, police said.

When stopped, Robilotto refused to provide a registration card and would not open the glove box to look for it, police said.

The officer smelled marijuana and brought in K-9 Atlas, who alerted to the odor of a narcotic in the glove box, where the officer found a steel thermos containing 1.2 ounces of marijuana in five bags, police said.

After a brief struggle, Robilotto was handcuffed and taken to police headquarters for processing.

He was charged with possession of marijuana, sale of a controlled substance, traveling unreasonably fast, using a cell phone while driving and interfering with an officer, police said. He posted $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on July 10.

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