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Pound Ridge Police Charge Two With Pot Possession

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POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – Pound Ridge police made two arrests last week on charges of unlawful possession of marijuana.

On Friday, police were called to Stone Hill Road on a report of a suspicious vehicle. During an interview with the driver, officers detected the odor of burnt marijuana. Police said the driver admitted to having a small amount of marijuana with him. Officers also said that they discovered the driver – a 31-year-old Thornwood resident – was living in New York but driving with a Connecticut driver’s license. A DMV check revealed that his New York driving privileges had been revoked.

The man was placed under arrest and transferred to police headquarters for processing. He was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor, and issued a summons for failure to notify the DMV of a home change. He was released on $260 bail and is due back in court on July 9.

During a routine traffic stop on Westchester Avenue on Saturday, police again detected the odor of burnt marijuana while interviewing the driver, a 25-year-old Pound Ridge man. Officers say the man admitted to possessing a small amount of marijuana.

He was arrested and transferred to police headquarters where he was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor, and issued a summons for failure to stop at a stop sign. He was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court on July 23.

The following item also was reported by the Pound Ridge police:

On Friday, police investigated a vehicle leaving the scene of an accident on Long Ridge Road. Police said a vehicle struck the guard rail and damaged it and continued on without stopping. Officers were not able to locate the vehicle.

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