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Police: Fairfield Teen Drove With Pot, 'Marjiuana Cookbook'

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A 17-year-old Fairfield resident faces drug and weapons charges after he was found driving with marijuana and drug paraphernalia, including a “marijuana cookbook,” according to police reports.

Fairfield Police stopped the suspect’s car on the Post Road because he was driving with a cracked windshield Sunday afternoon, police said. The driver and three passengers acted nervously during their interview with police, and the front-seat passenger was seen moving his hand underneath the seat, according to the police report. Officers found a bag with a small amount of marijuana under the seat, police said.

Fairfield’s K-9 unit scanned the car and found a duffel bag containing drug paraphernalia, including 800 small plastic bags commonly used to distribute marijuana, a scale, glass pipes with marijuana residue and a book labeled “The Marijuana Chef Cookbook,” according to the police report. Police also found a bottle of vodka and pellet gun in the car that had no markings to distinguish it from a real pistol, police said.

The driver, a 17-year-old Fairfield resident, was issued a juvenile summons for possession of a dangerous weapon in a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, operating a drug factory, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also issued infractions for possession of alcohol by a minor and driving with a defective windshield.

All four people in the car were released to their parents’ custody. The arrestee is due in juvenile court on April 1.

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