Darien Teen Charged With Carrying More Than 60 Grams Of Pot

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Darien Police confiscated more than 60 grams of marijuana from a 17-year-old driver Saturday evening, according to police reports.
Darien Police confiscated more than 60 grams of marijuana from a 17-year-old driver Saturday evening, according to police reports. Photo Credit: File

DARIEN, Conn. – A 17-year-old from Darien was charged with having more than 60 grams of marijuana in his truck Saturday evening, according to police reports.

Officers pulled over the pickup truck on Hollow Tree Ridge Road because one of its brake lights was not working, police said. Officers smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the truck while talking with the driver, according to the police report.

The driver, a 17-year-old Darien resident, told the officer that he had about 1 gram of marijuana inside the truck, police said. A search of the truck turned up a pill bottle with 1.4 grams of marijuana in the center console, along with a grinder and rolling papers, police said.

But police also found two plastic bags under the passenger’s seat, one of which contained 38.3 grams of marijuana and the other with 22.4 grams of marijuana, according to the police report. Two electronic scales were also found with the bags. 

The driver was charged with possession of more than a half ounce of marijuana, intent to sell and possession for drug paraphernalia. He was also issued a ticket on a charge of failure to have a brake light. He was released to his parents’ custody and is due in juvenile court March 11.

The three passengers, also Darien teenagers, were turned over to family members but not charged.

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