Darien Police charged a Norwalk woman with possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, obtaining drugs illegally and interfering with an officer Sept. 27.
Janice Tate, 49, of 32 1/2 Ryan Ave. in Norwalk, was driving a 2012 Honda Accord westbound on Tokeneke Road when an officer saw her cross the yellow line. The officer also noticed Tate was following the car in front of her very closely and pulled over her vehicle just before she turned onto I-95 south near exit 12.
Police said the woman initially identified herself as Joyce Tate. When officers checked the name, they learned Joyce Tate had a criminal history involving possession of narcotics, so police asked the woman if she had any drugs in her car. She said no, and the officer told her K-9 Zulu would conduct a free air sniff of the vehicle.
Zulu alerted police to the front driver side door handle and also to a small black canvas bag on the front passenger side floor.
Police searched the bag and found a wax paper fold containing white powder, a pill bottle containing 10 additional wax paper folds with the same powder, an unmarked pill bottle containing two pills, and a white straw with white powder residue on it.
Police determined the wax paper folds were heroin and the two pills were morphine.
Tate then admitted that her actual name was Janice and not Joyce.
She posted a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 12.
Police also learned that Tate was subject of three outstanding arrest warrants held by the Norwalk Police Department for violation of probation. Police said Tate was processed for those warrants as well and posted the requisite bonds for each.