STAMFORD, CT — A city teen was charged with smoking marijuana along the city’s Veterans Day parade route Monday, according to police. Sgt. Robert Shawinsky said an officer on patrol on Bedford Street smelled marijuana and confronted the teen about it.
Shawinsky said he was unable to access the arrest report for further information. The teen’s name was not released due to his age.
According to the Stamford Advocate, police said the teen told the officer he was headed to school, however, the officer reminded his school was closed that day due to the holiday. The officer then searched the teen’s backpack and located 1.2 ounces of marijuana, as well as a digital scale and $677 in cash.
He was charged with possession of fewer than four ounces of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana with intent to sell, the Stamford Advocate reports.
The 2019 Veterans Day Parade began at the intersection of Bedford and North streets and ended at Veterans Park. It ran from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.