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Man With Loaded Gun In Car Arrested In Bridgeport Traffic Stop

Jordan Smith Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police
Police found drugs, guns and ammunition. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Connecticut State Police arrested a convicted felon on numerous drug and weapons charges during a traffic stop on Interstate 95 near Exit 27 in Bridgeport on Monday.

According to state police, Jordan Isaac Smith, 28, of New Haven, was stopped for speeding when officers discovered crack cocaine and a handgun in the car. As police continued investigating, it was discovered that Smith had provided a false name and date of birth because he had two outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Smith was arrested for operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked license; speeding; possession of a controlled substance; carrying a pistol without a permit; possession of weapons in a vehicle; possession of large capacity magazine; fifth-degree larceny; criminal impersonation, criminal possession of a defense weapon and criminal possession of a pistol or revolver, police said.

He was also charged with violation of probation and first-degree failure to appear.

Smith is being held on $155,000 cash or surety bond and was taken to Bridgeport Superior Court for a same-day arraignment.

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