Patrick Santagata, 20, of Stamford, faces drug charges after police find drug Molly during traffic stop

Patrick Santagata, 20, was arrested following a routine traffic stop. (1/9/14)

STAMFORD - Police say a large batch Molly, a drug with similar side effects to Ecstasy, was found during a routine traffic stop.

Patrick Santagata, of Stamford, is now facing drug charges.

Santagata, 20, was arrested following the traffic stop near the corner of Soundview Avenue and Soundview Court on Wednesday.

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A police dog discovered several thousands of dollars worth of the drug in its powder and crystal form in the trunk of the car. Police say it was one of the largest batches of the drug they've seen.

Investigators believe Santagata had intentions of packaging and selling it.

Santagata also allegedly had marijuana in his car. He was released on a promise to appear in court. 

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