Route 8 Bust
A man speeding on Route 8 late Saturday night is facing narcotics and other charges.Just before 11:30 pm a State Trooper clocked 24 year old Nathan Araujo of Naugatuck doing 83 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone near exit 13.Araujo pulled over to the shoulder, on his own before the Trooper activated his emergency lights.As the Trooper approached the vehicle ,Araujo sped away.
The Trooper followed the car north on Route 8 and saw the vehicle with only its brake lights illuminated get off the highway at Exit 16 in Derby.The trooper exited the highway and found the suspects car parked in a handicap parking spot in the parking lot of the Shop Rite Plaza.Araujo then fled on foot towards the woods near the shopping center and was apprehended with the assistance of a State Police K-9.
Araujo was in possession of 6 gallon-sized plastic zip lock bags and multiple sandwich-sized containing marijuana along with electronic scales and $3,455 dollars in cash.
Araujo is charged with Speeding,Misuse of Plates,No Insurance, Reckless Driving, Operating with a Suspended License, Eluding an Officer, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession with Intent to Sell a Controlled Substance.Araujo is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond and is due in derby Superior Court July 16.