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New York Man Facing Marijuana Charges for Second Time in New Canaan

A New York man is facing marijuana charges in town for the second time after police stopped him for a moving violation, authorities said this week. 

According to Sgt. Carol Ogrinc, an officer running stationary radar on Smith Ridge Road near Smith Ridge Lane at approximately 12:16 a.m. observed a vehicle being operated by Michael F. Waldman, 54, of 69 East 130th Street, NY, traveling over the posted speed limit of 40 mph. 

When the officer conducted a motor vehicle stop, he allegedly detected the odor of marijuana and asked Waldman if there was any in the vehicle, to which he allegedly responded, "Yes, in my backpack."

Ogrinc said less than half-an-ounce was discovered in a nylon bag in the vehicle. It is the second time Waldman has been issued such charges. 

Waldman was charged with a second-offense possession of marijuana/less than half-an-ounce and speeding. 

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