ORANGE — A West Haven man and New Haven woman were arrested on drug charges last week after the man allegedly tried to flee police during an attempted traffic stop.

According to the Orange Police Department, shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday, officers observed a motor vehicle on Marsh Hill Road driving erratically.

Police said a motor vehicle stop was attempted and the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Marquis S. Williams, 42 of West Haven tried to flee the scene by getting on I-95. Subsequently, the motor vehicle stop was performed on Interstate 95.

Officers came into contact with Williams and Dara L. Morrison, 38, of New Haven, who was reportedly in the car with him. Police said illegal narcotics were discovered in the motor vehicle, as well as a myriad of motor vehicle violations. Subsequently, they were taken into custody.

Williams was charged with possession of drugs near a prohibited place, running from the police, operating without a license, driving a vehicle under suspension, failure to insure a motor vehicle, using a false marker plate, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, and failure to obey traffic signals.

Morrison was charged with possession of drugs near a prohibited place.

Both Williams and Morrison were held on $10,000 bonds and appeared in court on Thursday, where their cases were continued to July 31.