Police arrested a 24-year-old Norwalk man on misdemeanor larceny and drug charges last Wednesday after he admitted to stealing medical marijuana from a New Canaan home where he’d been working.
At about 5:17 p.m. on Oct. 7, police received a report that the prior afternoon, four bottles with 3.5 grams of legally prescribed marijuana apiece had gone missing from a residence in the area of upper Ponus Ridge, according to a police report.
The Norwalk man, a serviceman for a garage door repair company, had been at the home and in the area where the drugs were kept, the report said.
Police contacted the suspect and he admitted on being questioned that he had taken the marijuana and later dumped the drugs, intact, in a storm drain, the report said.
Police charged him with sixth-degree larceny and illegally obtaining drugs.
The man took police to the storm drain and they found the drugs there. Searching his vehicle, the New Canaan Police Department’s K-9 dog, Apollo, also discovered a lunch box with a small amount of marijuana and a multi-colored glass pipe. Police additionally cited the man for possession of less than .5 ounces of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, both infractions.
The man was released on $500 bond and scheduled to appear Oct. 21 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.