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Darien teen found with 60 grams of pot

Published 3:19 pm, Monday, March 3, 2014
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A 17-year-old Darien male was arrested on a slew of narcotics charges after police found more than 60 grams of marijuana in his car on Saturday, March 1, according to police.

Police searched the juvenile's blue pick-up truck after stopping him on West Avenue around 7 p.m. for a faulty brake light and smelled marijuana coming from the car.

The juvenile, who was driving the car, was cooperative, police said. Two of the three passengers, all Darien juveniles, admitted to smoking marijuana and the third appeared to be under the influence of a drug, but did not admit to consuming anything, police said.

Police found a medicine bottle in the center console with marijuana "buds" in it, a marijuana grinder, rolling papers, two digital scales, and two food-saver bags with large quantities of marijuana in them.

One bag contained 38.3 grams of marijuana and the other had 22.4 grams, according to police.

Two of the passengers were released to their mothers and the third was released to his 24-year-old brother.

The juvenile was taken to police headquarters where he was released to his parents on a promise to appear.

He was charged with possession of more than half and ounce of marijuana, possession with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia and a faulty brake light.

Police found a total of 60.7 grams of marijuana.

He is due in court on March 11.

Darien High School administration was notified of his arrest due to the possession to sell charge.