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State Police Make 37-Pound Pot Bust in Danbury

The marijuana was reportedly discovered after a Southbury trooper pulled the suspect over for allegedly speeding.


Speeding and the smell of marijuana reportedly led Connecticut State Police to a major drug bust in Danbury on Monday, Sept. 17.

Police siezed more than 37 pounds of marijuana from a 2012 Ford Focus they said was being driven by William J. Servos, 28, of 158 Newington Rd., West Hartford. Servos was allegedly traveling 82 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone on I-84 eastbound near exit 2 when Trooper Cassavechia spotted him.

Cassavechia, a Trooper based out of Troop A in Southbury, caught up to the vehicle and conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 7 southbound near the Danbury Mall.

Cassavechia reportedly detected the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle upon approaching it. A search of the vehicle was conducted and Cassavechia located a small amount of marijuana in a bag on the floor near the passenger’s side, state police said.

Cassavechia continued the search and reportedly located two large suitcases in the passenger’s compartment of the vehicle. The suitcases contained a total of 37.6 pounds of marijuana, police said.

Servos was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana greater than 1 Kilo, possession of drug paraphernalia, and reckless driving. He was released on a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Danbury Superior Court on Oct. 1.

Bill Johnson September 21, 2012 at 06:29 AM
People used to do this with booze until prohibition was repealed which caused a lower crime rate and increased tax revenue. It's a plant, it's not going away. Ever. Neither is the war on drugs it seems, but the billions of dollars of taxpayer money will just continue to perpetuate crime by creating criminals and clog up the courts. Prohibition didn't end, it just evolved. It also costs quite a bit as evidenced by this report from numerous economists: http://www.prohibitioncosts.org/ Imagine if $12+ billion could be invested into something positive such as schools or repairing crumbling infrastructure or beautification or anything else that isn't just wasting countless amounts of taxpayer money.

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