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Mississippi man cited for drug possession

December 20, 2018

TORRINGTON — A Mississippi man was cited for drug possession on Dec. 16 following a traffic stop.

According to the report prepared by a Torrington Police officer, at 2:14 p.m., the officer was westbound on East 23rd Avenue and, as he approached the intersection between East 23rd and East A, the driver of a silver Toyota Tacoma started and allegedly pulled in front of the officer. The officer stopped the vehicle. The officer alleged smelling the odor of marijuana, as well as cologne and the scent of multiple car fresheners hanging on the rear view mirror.

The driver’s license identified him as Dylan Malone of Moss Point, Mississippi. Malone was unable to produce proof of insurance. A Torrington Police K9 officer responded and officers searched the vehicle. Prior to the search, Malone allegedly told officers he had a vape pen in the center console.

During the search, the K9 allegedly gave two alerts at the driver door and police located the vape pen, which police allege had a yellow-brown substance. They also located two bottles labeled as THC; a prescription bottle with Malone’s name on it containing a green leafy substance; a tin with marijuana leaf prints on the lid labeled THC, which contained a joint; a canister, labeled THC, containing a yellow wax substance that smelled like marijuana; an open 12-pack of beer on the passenger floorboard; and a full case of beer behind the driver’s seat, according to the police report.

Police confiscated the items and gave Malone his citations. Upon returning to the office, the officer tested the yellow substance found in the canister, which tested presumptive positive for THC.

In total, Malone was cited for five misdemeanors: starting a stopped vehicle unsafely, lack of compulsory automobile insurance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and minor in possession of alcohol.

mark.gaschler@starherald.com