A Norwalk man is facing drug charges stemming from a motor vehicle stop on Oct. 7.

Marc Taylor, 39, of West Avenue, was charged with intent to sell a controlled substance and obtaining drugs illegally after police pulled over the Oldsmobile Royal he was driving.

According to the report, Taylor was traveling westbound on Post Road near exit 13 at 4:30 p.m. when a patrol officer noticed the car had a cracked front windshield and was missing a front license plate.

Police said there were three people in the vehicle, and when the officer identified Taylor he discovered there was a warrant for his arrest.

Taylor was handcuffed and searched, and police said they found a ginseng bottle in his left sneaker that contained eight pills. Six of the pills were in plastic sandwich type bags, two were in a separate bag. Police identified the eight pills as Oxycontin.

Police said during a search of the vehicle a scale, glassine bags and two prescription bottles -- one of Lorazepam, a generic form of Ativan, and the other of Zolpidem, a generic form of Ambien -- were discovered in Taylor's backpack. The prescriptions belonged to Taylor's mother, according to police.

Taylor posted $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 19.

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