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Teens Busted With More Than 1/2 Pound of Pot

Naugatuck officer pulls teens over on Prospect Street and finds more than a half-pound of marijuana.

Two teenagers were arrested Friday after police said they found them in possession of more than a half-pound of marijuana and more than $1,200 in a car on Prospect Street in Naugatuck. 

The teens from Woodbridge and Ansonia, whose names were not released because of their ages, were pulled over in a Chevy Suburban at 5:21 p.m. by officer Nick Kehoss, who recognized the Ansonia teen driving the car and knew he was not supposed to have passengers in his vehicle because he is only 16 years old and just recently got his license.

When the teen rolled down the window, Kehoss smelled reported that he an odor of marijuana, according to a police report. Things got worse for the teens when the driver opened his glove box to retrieve a registration card and a bag of marijuana became visible, police said.

Kehoss called for backup and officers searched the car, where they found more marijuana stashed under seats, along with $1,235 in cash, police said. All told, police found 10.5 ounces of marijuana, which has an approximate street value of between $4,000 and $6,000, depending on several variables, including how it is bagged and sold, plus the potency of the drugs.

The teen from Woodbridge, who is 17, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs within 1,500 of a school zone and illegal sale of drugs. The teen from Ansonia was charged with three of those four counts; he was not charged with illegal sale of drugs.

Both were released to the custody of their respective parents. They have court dates at Waterbury Juvenile Court later this month.

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Three days after making the drug bust mentioned above, Officer Kehoss was injured on duty Monday. He and another officer were running out of the Naugatuck Police Department headquarters on Spring Street to stop a domestic disturbance argument between a man and a woman that was occurring in the parking lot of the police station.

When police opened the door, the man and woman quickly got in a car and took off.

As Kehoss was running toward the couple, he tripped and fell face first over a concrete walking path that leads to the front door of the police department; he seriously injured an ankle, police said.

Kehoss, who is 25 and has been with the department for about two years, was brought to the hospital with a severe sprain or fracture, police said.

The people involved in the domestic incident were not caught and that case is still under investigation, police said.

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The above information was supplied by the Naugatuck Police Department. No arrested person is guilty until so judged in a court of law.

Gmoney August 19, 2012 at 07:59 AM
Hey Silent Wof, he's not joking genius. End this non-sense over a plant. The only reason this harmless plant is has become a gateway for kids to illegal-profit, violence & gangland culture is because an of it's Prohibition.
barb August 19, 2012 at 01:19 PM
well guess they wanted to make money bad boys,im sure that goes on a lot, its only pot, LOL
Jennifer Marie August 19, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Thats crazy... The things kids are doing younger and younger are unreal. At 16 I was far from perfect but would never being doing anything like this. @ Doris Noel ... being from Naug all my life I have heard that so much about Wtby Cops SMH but all these towns have some Bad Apples in the PD that do and say whatever they want. Its sad how courput things are no matter where you live or what profession you are.
doris noel August 19, 2012 at 04:32 PM
I agree,
Will Wilkin August 19, 2012 at 10:14 PM
A fifth of whiskey can kill you, and pot will not....but at least the legally regulated alcohol market requires proof of being over 21 years old. Prohibition laws guarantee no one will ever be asked for proof of age, nor will the drug or transactions ever be regulated. Conclusion: current law is about the worst policy possible for public health and safety, making the drugs and the streets as dangerous as possible, while guaranteeing the flow of literally tens of billions of dollars monthly to organized crime cartels, with all the attendant corruption of finance and law enforcement, undermining of weak states abroad and destructive mass incarceration levels in the USA. A much better drug policy would be a legally regulated market. Marijuana is less dangerous or harmful than alcohol and therefore should simply be under very similar regulation. Other drugs should be regulated in manufacture and labeling and their wholesale and retail trade be by licensed buyers and sellers. Such licensing would be a great step forward in at least having drug users undergo a core safety education and prove age of majority, and that they have an annual renewal including a brief interview making available any referrals for help that might be appropriate. Check out how many minors were involved in the alcohol trade under prohibition, and consider how ending that wasn't because alcohol is "safe," but because prohibition only made things worse in so many ways.
doris noel August 20, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Hey silent wolf..be quiet..
Craig Zac August 20, 2012 at 11:27 AM
I often wonder though, if they were to legalize pot, would the price, quality and taxes on it make people still buy it illegally? It seems when the government get their hands on something, they ruin it right quick. Look at my wallet, they ruined that, it used to be nice and full, now its running on empty alot!!
TheNumberOneMan August 20, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Boy I love hearing this a stupid cop pulls somebody over for half a lb of marijuana? Shame to you Kehoss karma comes around glad you tripped but too bad you didn't slam your face into the concrete.
TheNumberOneMan August 20, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Not really crazy today, Like hello its 2012 not 1970!
Michael Nelson August 20, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Decriminalize, at a minimum. Put the prison system back on the state's shoulders and get the private sector out of there - jail is not supposed to be a money making operation. Besides, it's not the private sector that handcuffs you, prosecutes you or judges you. And more often than not, the appearance of impropriety IS impropriety, like judges in PA who were caught sending kids to prison just because they were getting a kickback from those running the jails. These kids want to make money growing and selling stuff? Get 'em a farm plot and teach them how to grow vegetables and sell at a farmer's market...
TheNumberOneMan August 20, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Seriously some people are so clueless, its gonna be moved from A to B at one point in time.
TheNumberOneMan August 20, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Well said, a HARMLESS plant it is indeed.
TheNumberOneMan August 20, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Yeah "get them a farm plot and teach them how to grow vegetables" Thats a good idea if you want to make no money! Idiotic people the money you can make being a distributor and or grower would probably be way more than the adults with a real professional job will make, risk is worth the reward.
Craig Zac August 20, 2012 at 01:55 PM
at least teaching them the basic farming skills at an early age will give them the knowlege to grow their weed when they hit 21... And I say 21 because your kidding yourselves if you think minors will be buying legal weed from the weed store if it was to be legalized. And thats another reason I say youre also kidding yourselves if you thing the people who seel weed now are going to dry up and go away. Someones gotta feed the need for weed to the minors!
TheNumberOneMan August 20, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Well yeah teaching them younger will make them more knowledgeable later on which means higher quality marijuana!
Craig Zac August 20, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Yep! lol
doris noel August 21, 2012 at 10:30 PM
The #1 man. Talk about karma....brace yourself dirtbag
Carly Rau August 31, 2012 at 05:34 PM
k dont think that 16 yr old was smart at all. 1/2 lb of pot in the glove box? wha...i dont even... like why? thats the first thing you open when your pulled over. idiots. i dont condone teens doing drugs but pot isnt as dangerous as alcohol. they should not have been driving under the influence in either case. and for the people saying karmas a bitch, the police officer was doing his job. pot is illegal, whether it should be or not isnt the question. the kid, KID had a lot on him and was driving under the influence. the police officer was right. even if i dont agree pot should continue to be illegal (my opinion it shouldnt be, i know potheads that just sit and watch cartoons, not like people who drink and are distructive) i respect the law inforcement for doing whats right. i would want a police officer to help me when i need him.
Craig Zac August 31, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Exactly!!! And I suspect, the first time anyone who says the cops are bad, they are the enemy will be calling them at the first time of trouble. And guys, Karme isnt falling and twisting an ankle, karma is coming back in your next life as maybe a toilet seat in Grand central station or as the floor in a porno theater!
insideLOOKINout September 02, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Who are you to judge him,, your karma IS COMING!!
insideLOOKINout September 02, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Finally a comment that is ALL TRUTH!!! Thank You!
chris blackstock September 06, 2012 at 06:21 PM
carly rau i did not put it in the glove box the passanger did i had no idea it was in their when i opened it, and if you read the article it says a baggy was in the glove box and th rest was scattered under the seats and you should know their is no way a half pound would fit in the glove box hahaha but thank you for saying false facts and saying im not smart whn you tend to talk before you know the facts
insideLOOKINout September 06, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Chris, They hid your name in the news,,, now the world knows it! Too bad you got caught. The weed looked great,,, too bad we all didn't get a chance to help you smoke it up!!!!
insideLOOKINout September 06, 2012 at 07:06 PM
After court and any probation you should take us supporters out and share the new bag. I could use some of "the good", as my connection is a JERK and I won't buy from him anymore! LOL LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
insideLOOKINout September 06, 2012 at 07:12 PM
The cops should have only taken half of the weed. It's only fair to share!!! Driving under the influence of pot consists of driving slowly, feeling like you're driving 100. You are hardly a threat at 25mph, not like alcohol where you feel like 25 but really goin 100 and hittin anything in your path,,, then either not remembering or calling it fun!!!
insideLOOKINout September 06, 2012 at 08:45 PM
When will you be running for Governor,,, I'll vote for you!!!!
Siwanoy September 08, 2012 at 10:35 PM
the kids will get youthful offender status, serve out a probation with no jail time and be fine, it'll get erased from their records, so thankfully colleges and future jobs won't know about this. on a side note, next time, transport less and keep your registration and insurance in an envelope in the arm rest, and lock the glove box.
Edward C September 12, 2012 at 08:50 AM
That ignores the fact that even if everyone were to legalize it now, we would still have a variety of complications, such as how would we enable officers to make necessary judgements in arresting individuals driving whilst too high to operate a motor vehicle without endangering themselves or others. but before even getting into that quagmire, can you really defend the kids in possession of over a half pound. This isn't a case where you can have some compassion for a small amount being found on a youth offender, it was half a pound, clearly not personal use, certainly for someone that young. What you have is someone whom by one means or another became involved in a lower level trafficking or distribution network (however rudimentary) of an illegal drug, not a defensible act, nor a platform to stand upon and spread the gospel of free weed and sweeping reforms.
Craig Zac September 12, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Thats easy Edward C. if an officer pulls over someone for suspicion of being stoned, There are a few things the officer can do to determine if the operator may be high. Smell the car, if the inside of the car smells like weed, then look at the operators eyes to determine if they are bloodshot and / or glossy if so, look around the car to see if there are candy or fast food wrappers laying around, also look for any type of beverage containers too. If so he can take them out of the vehicle and have them spit on the ground to see if the operator has "cotton mouth" one of the common side effects of smoking pot. tell tell them the dumbest joke ever and see if they laugh, then hold a bag of chips infront of them and ask if they want some, then the officer says his name is (and he makes up a goofy name like dick huge or something like that ) and if the suspect cracks up..bam, got him!! lol...
Siwanoy September 12, 2012 at 01:13 PM
@Edward, "such as how would we enable officers to make necessary judgements in arresting individuals driving whilst too high to operate a motor vehicle without endangering themselves or others" How do you think a police officer makes this necessary judgments as to whether someone high or not currently? You must certainly be aware that it is currently illegal to drive while high, its called a DUI, Driving Under the Influence.. of drugs. They use "field sobriety tests" doesn't matter what you're on, if you can't pass it, you get a DUI. "his isn't a case where you can have some compassion for a small amount being found on a youth offender, it was half a pound, clearly not personal use, certainly for someone that young. " I'll defer to the Judge handling the case as to whether it was "clearly" not personal use, I happen to believe in due process. "nor a platform to stand upon and spread the gospel of free weed and sweeping reforms" Who was advocating free weed? When would you find it appropriate to speak about the antiquated drug laws, that are criminalizing a large portion of society?

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