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Pair From Newtown, Trumbull Face Drug Charges After New Canaan Stop

Adam Joseph Robertson Photo Credit: New Canaan Police Department
Brandon Ryan Photo Credit: New Canaan Police Department

A routine traffic stop for a driver that failed to obey a stop sign in New Canaan led to drug charges for a pair from Fairfield County who were found in possession of marijuana, hash and paraphernalia.

Shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Monday night, an officer from the New Canaan Police Department on patrol on Grove Street spotted Newtown resident Adam Joseph Robertson, 19, failing to obey a stop sign at the intersection of Richmond Hill Road.

During the subsequent stop, a police spokesperson in New Canaan said the officer observed two clear Ziploc bags in the backseat with marijuana inside. Further investigation by a police service dog led to the seizure of more than two and a half ounces of marijuana, a multi-colored glass pipe, clear container containing hash oil and $500 cash.

As a result of the search, both Robertson and his passenger, Trumbull resident Brandon Ryan, 22, were arrested at the scene.

Robertson was charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance. Following arraignment, he was released on $10,000 bond and is due back in Norwalk Justice Court later this year to answer the charges.

Ryan was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal possession of a controlled substance. Ryan was unable to post bond and was remanded into the custody of the Department of Correction.

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