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New Canaan Motor Vehicle Stop Leads to Narcotics Infraction

A passenger in the vehicle was allegedly found to be in possession of a marijuana pipe with residue.

A motor vehicle stop led to a narcotics infraction in New Canaan after a 25-year-old passenger in the vehicle was allegedly discovered to be in possession of marijuana paraphernalia, police said.

According to authorities, an officer running radar on Weed Street near Bickford Lane observed a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit of 25 mph on Monday, March 18, at approximately 12:33 p.m.

Police said the officer who approached the vehicle detected a faint odor associated with marijuana while talking with the driver. When the operator allegedly told the officer there was nothing inside the vehicle, the officer asked the the operator and a passenger, identified as Kevin Phelan, of Valley Road in Cos Cob, to step out and empty their pockets.

Phelan emptied his pockets to reveal nothing incriminating, but the officer saw something remained in Phelan's right front pants pocket, according to police. It was revealed to be a marijuana pipe with residue still in it, police said. Phelan was issued an infraction for drug paraphernalia.

The driver was issued an infraction for unreasonable speed.

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