Police: Bristol woman found with 150 MDMA pills, other drugs in Bridgeport – CTPost

Bridgeport police investigate at the scene of a shooting at a home on Park Terrace in Bridgeport, Conn., on Friday June 29, 2018. A 14-year-old boy was shot in the face and chest Friday afternoon, Police Chief Armando Perez said. “(He) was shot multiple times,” Perez said around 5:30 p.m.
BRIDGEPORT — A Bristol woman was charged with operating a drug factory Thursday night after police found her with more than 150 pills of MDMA, as well as various pills, crushed ecstasy and cocaine, according to the Bridgeport Police Department.
Police stopped a tan Buick with heavy tinted windows around 9 p.m. Thursday after it failed to stop at a stop sign at Norman and State streets.
While speaking to the passenger, later identified as 40-year-old Lori Lee Benson of Bristol, police saw she had marijuana packaged for street level sale and a digital scale.
Police said they also found Benson with 158 pills of MDMA, 5 grams of crushed ecstasy, 14 grams of marijuana, 16 OxyContin pills, 2.2 grams of cocaine, nine pills of Alprazolam, six various THC products and over $400 in cash.
Benson was charged with possession of a hallucinogen with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, operation of a drug factory and failure to keep narcotics in original container.
She was held on $50,000 bond and is currently on probation, according to police.
Liz Hardaway is a breaking news reporter for Hearst Connecticut Media through the Hearst Fellowship Program.
She previously worked at the San Antonio Express-News to help cover city hall and local issues. She also worked at the Sun Newspapers in Southwest Florida as a general assignment reporter covering politics, business, and health. 
Liz graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2018 with a B.A. in journalism. She enjoys cooking, reading and playing with her dachshund, Finn.


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