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Stamford Woman Charged As Pot Dealer In Fairfield Traffic Stop

Maria Perez
Maria Perez Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A routine traffic stop turned up a suspected marijuana dealer in Fairfield Saturday night, police said.

An officer stopped Maria Perez, 25, of Congress Street, Stamford, around 8:15 p.m. near the northbound Exit 25 ramp of I-95, police said. The report states that the officer could smell marijuana when he came to the driver’s side window and Perez said she had smoked pot about an hour earlier, police said.

Perez was found to be in possession of about 21 grams of suspected marijuana, packing materials and scales, police said.

A check of police records showed she was wanted on an active warrant for violation of a protective order in Norwalk.

Perez was charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. She was also issues a summons for driving under the influence and failure to wear a seatbelt, police said.

She was released on a promise to appear in court on Aug. 30 and was turned over to Norwalk police on the warrant, police said.

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