Police: Man Charged After 3 Guns Found During Stop on I-84 in Danbury
This is why you don't drive 81 mph in a 55 mph zone when you're allegedly carrying guns and pot.
According to a press release from the Connecticut State Police, troopers pulled over the driver of a Ford Explorer containing passengers Robert Ruiz and Hector Martinez, both of Springfield, MA, as they were driving a Ford Explorer on I-84 near exit 2 on Sunday (March 18) for what they say was a routine speeding violation. As they rolled down their window, troopers say that the unmistakable odor of marijuana permeated the car.
That's when the state troopers called on a K-9 officer named Favor to search the car. What he reportedly came up with were some marijuana "blunts", a small bag of weed, and three firearms. One of those firearms was said to have had the serial number scratched off.
The driver of the vehicle was issued an infraction for speeding and released, while Hector Martinez and Robert Ruiz were both charged with carrying a dangerous weapon and illegal possession of firearms. Ruiz received the additional charge of alteration of firearm identification for allegedly. Both were released on bond with court dates set for April 3 in Danbury Superior Court.
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