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New Milford traffic stop leads to drug arrest

December 7, 2018

New Milford Police arrested a man who was found with drugs and a loaded gun in his car early Thursday.

Brady Streaman, 31, of Bantam, was arrested after he was pulled over around 11:40 p.m. on Wednesday for crossing the yellow line and driving on the wrong side of the road, Police Chief Spencer Cerruto said.

Officer McIntyre smelt marijuana coming from the Lexus and noticed Streaman was acting distracted and nervous, Cerruto said.

“That led him to believe it was more than a typical motor vehicle stop,” Cerruto said.

Officers found 4.7 grams of crack cocaine, powdered cocaine, several folds of marijuana and a loaded .38 calibre revolver in the car. Cerruto said Streaman is a convicted felon.

Streaman is charged with possession of marijuana, weapons in a motor vehicle, criminal possession of a revolver, possession of narcotics with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was held on $15,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 19.

“The officers conducted excellent police work and I want to commend them for taking a dangerous criminal off the streets, as well as securing the weapon,” Cerruto said.

Officer Johnson, Officer April and Sgt. Masi also responded.

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