A convicted felon who was riding in a car that police stopped after an accident Thursday had two plastic grocery bags filled with heroin, crack cocaine and cash stuffed into his underwear, state police said.
Tamir Raimo, 21, of Waterbury, faces drug possession and sale charges and was being held on bail of $10,000 for a court appearance on Nov. 20.
Responding at about 5:45 p.m. to a report of an evading accident on the Route 8 North, Exit 36 on-ramp, police stopped a vehicle on the northbound side of the highway near Exit 40. Raimo was in the front passenger seat and police found that Waterbury police held an arrest warrant for him on a third-degree robbery charge, state police said. A search turned up the two grocery bags containing 600 packets of heroin, about one ounce of crack cocaine and $635 in cash, police said.