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Stamford Teen Busted On Pot, MV Infractions Driving Just-Bought Jaguar

Darien Police charged a Stamford teen with drug and motor vehicle violations.
Darien Police charged a Stamford teen with drug and motor vehicle violations. Photo Credit: Casey Donahue, file

DARIEN, Conn. -- A Stamford teen was so eager to drive his newly-purchase Jaguar that he put another car's license plate on it, which led to him getting pulled over and arrested on drug charges in Darien.

An officer on patrol Sunday afternoon saw the Jaguar sedan traveling on the Post Road and noticed that it did not have a front license plate. The rear license plate also belonged to a Toyota Camry, so the officer pulled the car over, police said.

When the officer spoke with the driver, 19-year-old Jason Najarro of Stamford, she noticed the odor of marijuana, police said. Najarro said he did not have a driver's license, and that he had just purchased the car, explaining why it was not registered or insured, police said. He said he had borrowed the rear plate from a friend so he could drive the car, according to police.

When asked about the marijuana odor, he provided the officer with a small plastic baggie and a prescription pill container, each containing a small quantity of marijuana, police said. He added that there was no more marijuana in the car.

A K-9 was called in to search the car, which police said revealed 12 empty medical marijuana dispensary-issued containers, along with six empty medical marijuana dispensary-issued tube containers, and a few other various containers with marijuana residue on them. They also found a vaporizer pen with marijuana residue on it, police said. Najarro said he used the vaporizer to smoke "hash oil." He admitted that he purchased the marijuana from a friend who has a legal prescription, police said.

Najarro was issued a misdemeanor summons for possession of less than four ounces of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to insure a motor vehicle, improper use of a marker plate, and operating an unregister motor vehicle. He will appear in court on June 28.

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