NORWALK, Conn. -- A Norwalk man is facing drug possession charges after a K-9 officer sniffed out marijuana in his car during a traffic stop in Westport, police said.
Samuel LeBlanc, 20, was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
On Monday night, Westport Police Officer Rachel Baron observed a black colored Honda sedan traveling west on Post Road East in the middle of two lanes, police said. The vehicle was stopped near Ludlow Road, police said. While approaching the vehicle, Baron smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, police said.
She requested Officer David Scinto and his K-9 officer to respond to the scene, police said. Scinto deployed K-9 Atlas to search the vehicle, police said. K-9 Atlas located a small container of marijuana, a grinder, and a one-hitter cigarette in a backpack, police said.
In the trunk was another backpack, which contained a large pink plastic container of a leafy green substance believed to be marijuana, a container filled with Butane Honey Oil, and 1 THC candy bar (label stated 76.16mg THC), police said. The weight of all marijuana was approximately 1.5 ounces, police said.
LeBlanc told officers that everything in the vehicle belonged to him, police said. He was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled substance. He was held on $500 bond and has a court date of Feb. 21 in Norwalk.