Teen Stopped for Driving 71 MPH on West Putnam Allegedly Tries to Eat His Marijuana

Carlos Molina. Courtesy Greenwich Police

Carlos Molina. Courtesy Greenwich Police

Carlos Molina, 18, of 38 Gerry Street in Greenwich faces multiple charges after Greenwich Police radar equipment clocked him driving his Honda 71 MPH on Putnam Ave near Josephine Evaristo Ave, a posted 30 MPH zone.

The trouble for Molina began around 10:30 pm, when police were conducting speed enforcement.

After conducting a motor vehicle stop, officers detected the odor of marijuana from within Molina’s car.

Upon being asked to exit the car, officers were able to detect the odor of marijuana emanating from Molina. A search of the Molina revealed a bag containing a green leafy substance along with a glass smoking bowl.

While conducting a search of the Honda, Molina grabbed the smoking bowl and green leafy substance, and attempted to destroy them by breaking the smoking bowl on the roadway and eating a portion of the leafy substance.

After obtaining control of the Molina, officers completed the search of the car and found drug paraphernalia as well as utility knives secreted within the doors and accessible on the floor.

A partially full bottle of alcohol was also located within under the passenger seat.

Standardized Field Sobriety Tests determined that Molina was driving under the influence.

Molina was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence, Traveling faster than 60 MPH on Roadway, Weapons in Motor Vehicle (4 counts), Hindering Prosecution 2nd degree, Tampering with Evidence, Criminal Attempt to Tamper with Evidence, Possession Marijuana  less than 1/2 oz, Possession Drug Paraphernalia (5 counts), and Possession Alcohol by a Minor.

Molina has a court date on Dec. 14 at Stamford Superior Court.

Molina was unable to post a bond of $2,500.

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