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Man Hid Cocaine In Can Of Pringles, Wilton Police Say

A Stamford man was caught with cocaine hidden in a Pringles can.
A Stamford man was caught with cocaine hidden in a Pringles can. Photo Credit: File

A routine traffic stop for having malfunctioning car lights led Wilton Police to nail a Stamford man for having cocaine hidden inside a Pringles can.

William Garcia-Perez, 35, was seen driving south on Danbury Road with only one working headlight and a malfunctioning brake light when he was stopped around 9:30 p.m. Friday, said Lt. Robert Kluk.

When officers walked up to the vehicle they detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car, prompting a search where police found cocaine inside the Pringles can in the back of the car, Kluk said.

They did not find any marijuana.

Garcia-Perez was charged with possession of a controlled substance and driving without working headlights. He was released and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 16.

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