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Man Found With 3.54 Pounds Of Marijuana After Traffic Stop: Norwalk Cops

Walter King of Norwalk is facing drug charge after police allege 3.54 pounds of marijuana found in his vehicle after traffic stop Thursday night.
Walter King of Norwalk is facing drug charge after police allege 3.54 pounds of marijuana found in his vehicle after traffic stop Thursday night. Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department

NORWALK, Conn. -- It may have been the understatement of the night.

A Norwalk man 'fessed up to having a little marijuana after an officer could smell some during a traffic stop Thursday night, police said.

That little bit turned out to be 3.54 pounds in multiple packages throughout the vehicle, accoring to police.

Walter King, 24, of 11 Arch St., was charged with multiple drug offenses plus two traffic infractions that originally caught the police officer's attention.

Just before 7 p.m. an officer on patrol noticed a vehicle make a sudden left turn without signaling while southbound on Martin Luther King Jr., Drive. The officer then noticed the motorist drove through a stop sign on a nearby street, according to police reports.

When the officer approached the gray Toyota he noticed the nervous driver was ready for him.

"He already had paperwork in his hand," said Sgt. Sofia Gulino.

The officer then detected the odor of marijuana and asked  King if he had any, Gulino said.

"I have a little bit, sir," King answered as he turned over a small amount but insisted he didn't have any more, according to police reports. But a search of the vehicle turned up marijuana in various bags, a container and even a shoebox, police said. A drug-sniffing dog was brought in and more bags were found in the trunk.

Police also found a digital scale.

Bond was set at $11,000 and King is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 11.

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