Police: Marijuana Found in Car During Traffic Stop

Police say the driver, a West Haven man, was issued a ticket.

A 28-year-old West Haven man was issued an infraction ticket for possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana following a routine motor vehicle stop on Route 24 in Orange.

Police said the driver, Carlos Marcano, was pulled over at 2:05 a.m. on Jan. 14. "Officers observed that the driver was in possession of a small amount of marijuana. He was issued an infraction ticket for the possession."

FlyingTooLow January 30, 2013 at 08:01 PM
Well, thankfully, the young man was not taken to jail. I wonder if his cannabis was 'confiscated'? Law enforcement needs to re-direct its focus on crimes... to those that are REAL crimes. I spent 5 years in Federal Prison for a marijuana offense. While I was there, I watched armed bank robbers come and go in as little as 20 months. After 3 years 'behind the wall,' I pointed this out to the parole board. Their response: “You must understand, yours was a very serious offense.” How do you respond to that mentality? I laughed about the parole panel's comment for 2 more years (as I still sat in prison), then wrote my book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank No, it is not a treatise on disproportionate sentences. I wrote about the escapades that led to my incarceration. I admit, I had a great time. No one was injured, no one was killed, firearms were not involved...there were no victims. We were Americans pursuing happiness in our own way. Harming no one...nor their property. That’s my contribution to helping point out just how ludicrous our pot laws truly are. I would be honored by your review.


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