Thirty-year-old Belden Hill Road resident Garrett Albright pleaded not guilty to the charges of risk of injury to a minor, a class C felony; possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana, and an illegible license plate at Norwalk Superior Court on Friday, May 13.

On April 20, Wilton police officer observed “suspicious activity” during routine patrol and found Albright and a 15-year-old in a 2013 Subaru Legacy parked behind the Starbucks at 21 River Road.

“The two occupants were reclined in their seats. When the officer’s vehicle approached, they returned their seats to the proper position,” police said.

According to police, the officer "initiated a [motor vehicle] stop" because the car had an obstructed rear license plate. Upon making contact with the two occupants, the officer learned that Albright's passenger was 15.

Albright was found in possession of a small amount of suspected marijuana, which police said he had “provided/smoked” with the teen.

Police would not disclose the gender of the teen, but said “the accused stated he met the juvenile on a dating app called Grindr.”

Albright was taken into custody and released after posting a $5,000 bond.

Albright is represented by the Norwalk-based Law Offices of Michael R. Corsello, LLC, and has a pre-trial hearing scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, at the GA 20 Courthouse, 17 Belden Ave., in Norwalk.