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Westport Police: Waterbury Woman Hid Drugs In Underwear

Mellissa Hernandez
Mellissa Hernandez Photo Credit: Westport Police Department

WESTPORT, Conn. — A Waterbury woman face drug and interfering charges after a routine police stop in Westport Thursday.

Mellissa Hernandez, 27, of Woodside Avenue, was charged with criminal impersonation, interfering with an officer, possession of marijuana and operating a motor vehicle under suspension, police said.

Around 5 p.m., an officer stopped a car traveling on Post Road East without a front registration plate.

The driver, who identified herself as Christina Masi, said she didn’t have any identification with her. While speaking to her, the officer noticed the strong smell of burnt marijuana coming from the car, police said.

A K-9 unit was brought in and officers found an ID in the car with the name Melissa Hernandez, police said. Officers also learned there was a warrant out for her arrest for failure to appear in court and that Hernandez’ license had been suspended in December 2015, police said.

Hernandez was handcuffed and admitted to a female officer that she had hidden marijuana in her underwear, police said. Police found a pill bottle containing two grams of suspected marijuana in her underwear, police said.

She was held on $8,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on June 15.

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