New Canaan Man, 23, Cited for Pot Possession

He was stopped on Route 106 for failure to keep a front license plate on his car.


Police arrested a 23-year-old New Canaan man Friday morning after he surrendered a small amount of pot during a motor vehicle stop.

Robert K. Mueller, of Amy’s Lane, was cited for possession of less than .5 ounces of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police at about 7:30 a.m. on March 1 saw Mueller traveling south on Park Street near Mead Street and pulled him over on Route 106 because his vehicle was missing a front license plate, according to Sgt. Carol Ogrinc of the New Canaan Police Department.

“The operator appeared very nervous while the officer was asking for his paperwork and the officer asked if there were any drugs or contraband in the vehicle, and he [Mueller] reached in and stated there was some marijuana in the glovebox, and he retrieved clear plastic bag of marijuana and a few small baggies of marijuana,” Ogrinc said.

Police brought the drug paraphernalia charge because the pot was divided up into separate packages, she said.

During the stop, police also saw that the dark tinted window of Mueller’s vehicle on the driver’s side didn’t have a DMV-approved sticker—a requirement by law, police said.


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