DARIEN, Conn. -- A Bridgeport man was charged with having a loaded handgun in his car after being pulled over in Darien last week, police said.
Sheriden Webb, 20, was charged with having weapons in a motor vehicle, possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana, driving with a suspended license, failure to return a suspended license and failure to have a tint inspection sticker. He posted $600 bond and will appear in court June 27.
Webb was spotted driving with tinted windows on Hoyt Street at about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, police said. He was pulled over, and officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from the car, according to police reports.
Officers searched the car and found 7.7 grams of marijuana, as well as a black 9mm Walther PPS handgun in the center console, police said. The gun was loaded with seven rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber, police said.
Webb did not have a permit for the handgun, police said. He admitted the gun was his, and claimed he needed it because he lives in a crime-ridden neighborhood in Bridgeport, police said. He was taken into custody, and police say they are tracing the gun's serial numbers.