An 18-year-old New Canaan man faces minor drug charges after police say they found a small amount of marijuana and smoking gear in his car while it was parked Saturday afternoon in a lot at the Talmadge Hill railroad stop.
James Shea, of East Maple Street, was charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and was cited for less than .5 ounces of marijuana, according to Sgt. Carol Ogrinc of the New Canaan Police Department.
An officer pulled up alongside the vehicle at about 4:02 p.m. on Feb. 2 to ask what the two men people inside—Shea and a passenger—were doing at the lot, Ogrinc said. The car was running with its lights on, police said.
The officer smelled marijuana and asked the occupants to leave the car, according to police. The officer found a plastic bag on the driver’s side rear seat with a baggie that contained a small amount of pot, and also found a bowl and a vaporizer used for smoking, with small amounts of marijuana on each, police said.
[Editor's Note: This article has been updated with new information regarding charges brought against the accused.]