DARIEN — A 23-year-old Norwalk woman was arrested on drug charges after she was pulled over for tinted windows, police said.

On Oct. 25 around 5 p.m., an officer pulled over a Nissan with overly-tinted windows in a Parklands Drive office building parking lot. When the officer approached the car, he smelled marijuana coming from the car. Nicole Greenwald, of Flax Hill Road, who was a passenger in the vehicle said she’d smoked earlier in the day and, when asked, said she had marijuana in the car.

The officer searched the Nissan and found a clear, plastic bag with 55 pills of what was later determined to be alprazolam, commonly known as Xanax. Police also found a purse, which Greenwald said was hers, that had inside it several prescription bottles, marijuana, loose pills and smoking devices. Greenwald’s name was not on the prescription bottles. The officer contacted the individual whose name was listed and the patient confirmed the prescription was theirs, but they didn’t know how Greenwald had the drugs. Two of the bottles had the name of the driver of the car on them and the prescriptions were returned to him.

The operator was issued a verbal warning about his window tints.

Greenwald was placed under arrest and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana, sale of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and illegal obtaining of prescription drugs. She was released on a $1,000 bond and given a court date of Nov. 6.

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