Officers responding to an erratic driving complaint on Oct. 16 observed a green '99 Ford van crossing over the fog line and drifting over the center line, while heading north on Main Street — near the Trumbull town line — at around 6:49 p.m., according to police.
When officers stopped the van, police said the driver "appeared very nervous" and a check of DMV records showed his license to be under suspension and his vehicle unregistered.
The driver, John Kovacs, 44, of Elderberry Lane in Ridgefield, said he had not been drinking, but had taken prescription medicine, police said.
Police said a search of Kovacs' vehicle turned up three folds of heroin, 30-40 used folds of heroin, an uncapped syringe and drug paraphernalia associated with heroin use.
Kovacs was arrested and later performed a series of field sobriety tests at police headquarters, which he performed to standard, according to police.
He was charged with operating with a suspended license, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, failure to drive in the proper lane, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. Kovacs was released on $500 bond for an Oct. 24 court date,