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Norwalk Teen Arrested With Pot Brownies in Darien

A traffic stop in Darien led to the arrest of a Norwalk teenager after alleged marijuana brownies were found in the trunk of the car Monday.

The teenager was the passenger in a car driven by a Fairfield resident when they were stopped by a Darien officer who could not see a license plate on the car. After stopping the car, the officer saw the license plate lying flat and determined it was valid. But the officer thought something was amiss when the two said they were driving to Norwalk but were headed in the opposite direction.

The officer also detected the odor of marijuana and noticed the passenger had rolling papers and a blunt with him. The officer searched the two and the vehicle. The driver had nothing, but the passenger had a book bag and duffel bag in the trunk that contained two glass bowls with residue, a digital scale, about 7 grams of marijuana in bags and nine individually wrapped brownies that were laced with marijuana.

The teen was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, sale of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He posted $190 bond and will go to court May 18.

Also from the police blotter:

• Joe Carranza, 29, of Ridgefield, was arrested Tuesday after being uncooperative with police during a routine traffic stop. Darien police saw him pull out of a Bank of America on Post Road at 2:20 a.m. and noticed a defective brake light. They also saw him swerve over the center line a number of times.

When officers stopped him, Carranza became confrontational and demanded to know why he had been stopped. Police asked him repeatedly for his driver's license and registration, but he became increasingly hostile, telling the officers, "You're making a big mistake." The officers had him step out of the vehicle, but Carranza refused to put his hands on the hood. He was forcibly handcuffed and arrested on charges of having a defective brake light, failure to drive right and interfering with an officer. Police said he was also uncooperative during processing. Carranza posted a $250 bond and will go to court May 20.

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