Rollover results in marijuana charges
Published 11:50 am, Sunday, August 21, 2011
Marcus G. Conway, 22, of Valley Road was charged Aug. 8 after police said they found paraphernalia and marijuana in his car after it rolled over in an accident June 2 at 3:30 p.m.
Conway was driving on Old Stamford Road near Farm Road when he swerved and rolled over into the woods on the side of the road after nearly hitting another car and bystanders. He was transported to the hospital with no major injuries. Once the police removed the car and flipped it back over, they saw a marijuana pipe in plain view on the driver's side floor. The interior also had a strong odor of alcohol police said.
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After the car was brought back to a service station, police dog Zira performed an exterior check of the car and indicated an odor of drugs as well. After police obtained a search warrant for the vehicle, they found marijuana in the trunk, small Ziploc bags, a second marijuana pipe and numerous large plastic heat sealed air tight plastic bags. Zira was also taken to the scene of the accident where she found a bucket with a bag of marijuana and more heat sealed plastic bags and a glass jar with another small amount of marijuana. Zira also dug up a black zipper handbag with a small electronic scale and more ziplock bags.
Police said all the marijuana found was less than 4 ounces but determined that the paraphernalia and other items demonstrated Conway's intent to sell. After turning himself in Aug. 8, Conway was charged with possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana, illegal manufacture, distribution, sale, prescription or dispensing of marijuana, illegal possession of marijuana near a school, possession of drug paraphernalia and reckless driving.
He posted a $5,000 bond and will appear in court Aug. 22.