DARIEN — A 19-year-old Stamford man was charged after he allegedly drove an unregistered car containing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Around noon on June 18, an officer on patrol saw a Jaguar sedan driving westbound on the Post Road without a front license plate. The officer checked the rear plate of the vehicle and found it belonged to a Toyota Camry.

The officer stopped the car and spoke with the driver, Jason Najarro of Revere Drive. The officer noted the smell of marijuana coming from the car. The Stamford man told the officer he didn’t have a driver’s license and he just purchased the car, which was not registered or insured. He said he borrowed the rear plate from a friend so he could drive the car.

The officer then asked Najarro about the smell. The 19-year-old provided the officer with a small plastic bag and a prescription pill container, both with marijuana in them. He told the officer there was no additional marijuana in the car.

K-9 Kenny searched the car, signaling toward several areas. During a subsequent search, officers found 12 empty medical marijuana dispensary-issued containers, six empty tube containers from a medical marijuana dispensary and various other containers with marijuana residue on them. They also found a vaporizer pen with marijuana residue inside. Najarro told the officers he used the vaporizer to smoke “hash oil.” He said he bought the marijuana from a friend who has a legal prescription.

Najarro was charged with possession of less than four ounces of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to insure a car, improper use of a license plate and driving an unregistered vehicle. He is due in Stamford court June 28.

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