New York man accused of pot possession
WALLINGFORD — Police said they cited a New York man who had 6.3 grams of marijuana on Saturday morning after the car in which he was a passenger was stopped for speeding.
In a press release, police said a car with New York license plates was stopped Saturday on Route 7 in Wallingford because the driver was going about 80 mph in a 50 mph zone.
Police said the driver, Evan Omahony, 22, admitted to speeding. Police did not provide Omahony’s home town. All occupants of the vehicle consented to it being searched after a trooper detected the odor of marijuana, police said.
Stephen Marchese, 23, of Brewster, N.Y., turned over about 6.3 grams of marijuana, according to the press release.
In a sworn statement, Marchese admitted the marijuana was solely his, police said.
Marchese was taken into custody and taken to the Vermont State Police barracks in Rutland where he was processed. He was released on a citation to appear in Rutland criminal court March 11.