Man Hid Drugs in Fake Dictionary: Police

The only things you’ll find in a Wallingford man’s dictionary are the ingredients for how to get arrested, according to police.

Police said they stopped Mark Vargo, 31, of Wallingford, in the parking lot of 1181 Barnes Road just after 8:47 p.m. on Saturday because his car matched the description of a vehicle used during car break-ins and found a dictionary that was not what it appeared to be.

Police said Vargo had several pills in the car, as well as a lockbox disguised as a “New English Dictionary.”

Inside the lockbox, police found money, paraphernalia to use the pills and materials to package them for sale, according to the police report.

Vargo was arrested on several drug charges, including illegal possession and illegally obtaining or supplying of drugs.

Bond was set at $5,000 and he is due in court on April 15.

It’s not clear if he has an attorney.

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