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Police: Speeding Teen Driver Busted with Pot in New Canaan

The 19-year-old allegedly blew past police running radar near Saxe Middle School.

A 19-year-old motorist traveling at a high rate of speed ended up arrested on narcotics charges after being stopped by a patrolman running radar, According to New Canaan Police.

According to authorities, a driver identified as Jonathan A. Cordero, 19, of Truman St. in Norwalk, was traveling at a speed greater than the posted limit through a school zone when he passed an officer running radar along Farm Road near the entrance to Saxe Middle School.

Police said the officer was eventually able to catch up with the driver and pull him over in the vicinity of South Avenue and Gower Road. When asked for his license and registration, police said Cordero couldn't produce a license.

Police did, however, said a multicolored glass pipe with residue inside—an item commonly used for smoking marijuana—became visible when Cordero opened the glove compartment to retrieve the vehicle registration.

When Cordero was asked if he had any additional questionable items in his car, he allegedly told police there was a bag of marijuana under the driver's seat. The driver was removed from the vehicle, police said, and a search turned up the bag Cordero claimed. and several small, empty ziploc bags. A joint was also allegedly located in the center console ash tray.

Cordero was charged with possession of marijuana under a half-ounce, possession of paraphernalia, traveling at an unreasonable speed and operating a vehicle without a license. He was processed, given a court date of March 27 and released on a Promise To Appear. 

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