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1 Pickup Truck, 4 Teenagers, 62.1 Grams of Marijuana

That's more than a little pot -- close to 2.2 ounces -- discovered in a blue pickup truck after an officer stopped it for a faulty brake light, police said.

A Darien 17-year-old was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell after a police officer stopped a pickup truck with four teenage boys in it, police said.

Police, who found almost 2.2 ounces of marijuana in the vehicle, did not release the ages of the other three Darien teenagers or the name of any of the teenagers. A department spokesman said they were all juveniles (that is, under 18 years old) and very close in age to the 17-year-old.

Darien police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the incident:

At about 7 p.m. on Saturday, a police officer driving south on Hollow Tree Ridge Road saw a blue pickup truck driving in the same direction. One brake light was not working, so the officer stopped the truck just after it turned onto West Avenue.

When the officer spoke with the teenagers in the truck, he could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the pickup cab. The driver told police that he had about 1.5 ounces of marijuana with him, and two other occupants said they had smoked some marijuana.

Another police officer arrived at the scene. The fourth occupant of the vehicle didn't admit to anything. He was told to leave the vehicle, and it was immediately apparent that he was under the influence of some kind of drug.

A search of the pickup truck turned up a medicine bottle in the center console with several buds of suspected marijuana later weighed at 1.4 grams. Also found in the vehicle were a marijuana grinder, cigarette rolling papers, two scales and, under the passenger-side front seat, several large plastic bags.

One of the bags had a 38.3 grams of suspected marijuana. Another had 22.4 grams of it. The total amount of pot in the car was 62.1 grams, or 2.19 ounces.

The 17-year-old driver said all the marijuana was his. In addition to a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to sell he was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to have a brake light.

Two of the teenagers were released to their parents at the scene. A third was released to a 24-year-old brother at the scene (which typically happens when parents can't be contacted immediately).

The 17-year-old went to police headquarters and was later released to his parents on a promise to appear March 11 in Stamford Juvenile Court.

Immortal Illumined March 07, 2014 at 11:06 AM
the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING!!!13 when i was 17 my senior class was working to legalize marijuana in our first cali vote ever, we did...class of '96 "any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death" - cali secret 420 from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, and 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new 20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary....nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states...even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice...no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol...not 1 Average spent per inmate a year = $31,286 (profit and police over people) Average spent per student a year = $10,605 (dumber and more in debt, each one of us is liable for around $40,000 of rising American debt) love and freedom forever AMERICA'S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS!!!33
Shepherd Yerusalem March 07, 2014 at 05:08 PM
The ONLY thing dangerous about marijuana are the cops who shoot people for having it: Number of American deaths per year that result directly or primarily from the following selected causes nationwide, according to World Almanacs, Life Insurance Actuarial (death) Rates, and the last 20 years of U.S. Surgeon Generals' reports. TOBACCO - 340,000 to 450,000 ALCOHOL  (Not including 50% of all highway deaths and 65% of all murders) - 150,000+ ASPIRIN  (Including deliberate overdose) - 180 to 1,000+ CAFFEINE  (From stress, ulcers, and triggering irregular heartbeats, etc.) - 1,000 to 10,000   "LEGAL" DRUG OVERDOSE  (Deliberate or accidental) from legal, prescribed or patent medicines and/or mixing with alcohol - e.g. Valium/alcohol - 14,000 to 27,000   ILLICIT DRUG OVERDOSE - (Deliberate or accidental) from all illegal drugs - 3,800 to 5,200   MARIJUANA - 0  (**Marijuana users also have the same or LOWER incidence of murders and highway deaths and accidents than the general NON-marijuana using population as a whole.** Cancer Study, UCLA; U.S. Funded ($6 million), First & Second Jamaican Studies, 1968 to 1974; Costa Rican Studies, 1980 to 1982; et al. LOWEST TOXICITY 100% of the studies done at dozens of American universities and research facilities show pot toxicity does not exist. Medical history does not record anyone dying from an overdose of marijuana (UCLA, Harvard, Temple, etc.) Accordingly a 1993 study done by the U.S. Department of Transportation came to the same conclusion as the above concerning marijuana and driving safety: “Marijuana, administered in a dose of 100 µg THC per kg of whole body weight...did not significantly change mean driving performance as measured...” - U.S Department of Transportation: Marijuana and Actual Driving Performance DOT HS 808 078 The fact is people who use marijuana reflexes are not affected in a negative way and they become more conscious of safety, sometimes refusing to even drive. Marijuana is a plant with a safety record second to none. Anyone who would like to dispute these FACTS, point to a credible death that involves marijuana and nothing but marijuana, or hold your tongue.

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