Darien High teen busted for pot
An 18-year-old Darien High School student was arrested at the school March 13 for possession of marijuana with intent to sell after a search of his car turned up separate bags of the drug labelled "smoke" and "sell," according to Darien Police Sgt. Jeremiah Marron.
An assistant principal and school resource officer questioned Kai Bjornstad, of Darien, on Friday morning after school administrators learned Bjornstad had smoked pot on campus earlier in the day, Marron said.
While other accessories, such as a scale and plastic bags were found, the possession with intent to sell charge was brought, Marron said, based on the labelled bag.
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"The bag labelled `sell' was in the spare tire compartment of Bjornstad's vehicle and the other bag was in the center console," Marron said.
During the search of Bjornstad's car, which was done in the presence of the school resource officer, the assistant principal found the burnt remains of a marijuana cigarette, a marijuana grinder and two small bags of suspected marijuana.
The substance field-tested positive as marijuana, Marron said.
Bjornstad was released on a promise to appear in state Superior Court on March 23, according to Marron.