Teen with marijuana and passengers, no license

Police referred a 17-year-old to juvenile court after pulling his car over around 1 a.m. on Feb. 15 for a moving violation on Route 7 and finding marijuana.

The car was seen by police making an illegal right turn at the red light at the intersection of Route 7 and Route 107. The officer smelled marijuana and the driver willingly turned over a small amount of suspected marijuana. Police found blunt roaches and loose cigar tobacco when they searched the car later.

The 17-year-old driver was not licensed. He had a Connecticut learner’s permit but no one over the age of 21 in the car with him. With him, however, were several 16- and 17-year-old passengers.

The driver was charged with failure to obey a traffic signal, operating a car without the proper instructor, operating a car outside of curfew at the age of 16 or 17, and violation of passenger restrictions for 16- and 17-year-old motorists. He was referred to juvenile court for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.