License Plate Reader Hit Yields Pot Citation on 123


A 32-year-old Norwalk woman faces minor drug charges after police found pot and smoking gear in her car during a motor vehicle stop last week.

At about 4:29 p.m. on Oct. 27, an officer on Route 123 near Lakeview Avenue using the department’s license plate reader got a hit that a motor vehicle driving past had a registration that had expired in January 2014, according to a police report.

The officer pulled the car over near Shaker Road and detected an odor of marijuana emitting from inside, the report said.

The officer asked the woman driving the car whether she had any drugs inside and she said that she had a smoking pipe, handing it over. The officer found a glass jar with pot and rolling papers in the glove box, the report said.

The woman was cited for possession of less than .5 ounces of marijuana, failure to carry insurance and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.


Police last week cited a Stamford man and Ansonia woman on minor drug charges after finding pot on them late at night in Waveny.

At about 9:45 p.m. on Oct. 26, an officer on patrol in Waveny spotted two vehicles parked near Waveny House, according to a police report.

Approaching one of the cars, which had two people in it, the officer smelled marijuana and saw a smoking pipe in the center console, the report said.

The occupants, a 28-year-old Stamford man and 29-year-old Ansonia woman, each were cited for possession of less than .5 ounces of marijuana and possessions of drug paraphernalia.


Two Monroe men were cited for pot possession late last Friday after police stopped their car downtown following a complaint at the Mobil station.

At 9:23 p.m. on Oct. 27, officers were dispatched to the gas station on a report of two suspicious men going in and out of the store. Arriving, police were told the suspects may have been driving a dark-colored Audi, according to a police report.

Police spotted the Audi pulling out of Morse Court and onto Main Street, and stopped the car on Locust Avenue, the report said.

Officers smelled marijuana on approaching the car, and found two medicine bottles of marijuana in the pants pocket of one of the young men, ages 19 and 21, the report said.

They found more pot in a mason jar, and a digital scale, behind the driver’s seat, the report said. Both were issued infraction summonses for possession of less than .5 ounces of marijuana, and the 21-year-old additionally was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.

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