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PD: Man Admitted Pot Scale Was Precautionary Measure

Middletown Police say an 18-year-old city resident found with marijuana, narcotics and drug paraphernalia told them he used the scale when he bought some pot and didn't want to get 'ripped off.'

 

report the following incidents:

POSSESSION DRUG PARAPHERNALIA WITH LESS THAN HALF-OUNCE CANNABIS, AND POSSESSION OF LESS THAN HALF-OUNCE CANNABIS, POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE — On March 15 at 10:07 p.m., James Moore, 18, of Chauncey Road was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe on Washington Street with a non-illuminated plate and tail lights unlit. The officer smelled marijuana inside the car; Moore denied smoking it or having any, the report says. A search revealed a baggie with marijuana in his front pocket, another inside the front passenger door and an AWS scale with marijuana residue, a copper grinder, three glass pipes with residue, another baggie with pot inside (total of 13 grams) and 53 blue round pills marked Mylan A1, later determined to be Xanax, the report says. He told the officer the scale was his and used for when he buys pot so as not to get “ripped off,” and said he had a prescription for the Xanax.

POSSESSION DRUG PARAPHERNALIA WITH LESS THAN HALF-OUNCE CANNABIS, OPERATION MOTOR VEHICLE WITH SUSPENDED LICENSE AND REGISTRATION — On March 14 at 10:33 a.m., Keith Moore, 43, of Front Street, New Haven, was driving a Dodge Neon on Washington Street near Ballfall Road. An officer saw he had a prescription bottle between his legs he appeared to be hiding, the report says. Inside were tiny pieces of marijuana and Moore admitted he kept it inside there. A search revealed a small glass smoking pipe; Moore said it was his, the report says.

Rocky Hill Police reports the following arrest:

ILLEGAL OPERATION MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL/DRUGS,
EXCEEDING POSTED SPEED LIMIT and FAILURE TO DRIVE IN PROPER LANE —
Ashley M. Ranger, 22, of 42 Azalea Drive, Middletown.

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