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Teens' Alleged Illegal Parking Leads to Pot Charges

One juvenile and one adult were cited for marijuana possession, while five infractions were issued for illegal parking.


The presence of five vehicles that were allegedly illegally parked at the state DEEP property near Berkshire Road led police to a group of teenagers who were reportedly smoking marijuana in the woods.

According to a police report just released, at about 1:40 p.m. on Nov. 10, police observed numerous parking violations on Old Mill Road near the state DEEP property along Berkshire Road. Upon investigating, police observed a group on the property and subsequently located drug paraphernalia. One adult and one juvenile were reportedly in possession of marijuana, police said.

Phillip Reynolds, 18, of Mountain Laurel Lane in Sandy Hook, was issued an infraction for possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana. That carries with it a $150 fine.

A juvenile was also issued a summons to juvenile court for possession of less than four ounces of marijuana. And five infractions were issued for improper parking, police said.

[The information in this report was provided by the Newtown Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions.]

Susan Washburn December 03, 2012 at 11:01 AM
I feel sorry for you kids. I can see the effects the pot has had on your thinking. I call it the propaganda drug. It makes you angry and hateful. It makes you think some people don't want the best for all of you and themselves. It makes you think all things that grow on the earth, "natural" things, are not poisonous to us. That's just not true. Marijuana can be found in the body after just smoking part of a joint within a year afterwards. That is a very powerful substance. I feel sorry for the U.S. if more people start or keep using it. I care about those kids and don't want anything bad to happen to them, ever. They should only have the best, happiest life they can possibly have, and they will have it, if they stop using drugs. And so will we all.
Bill December 05, 2012 at 03:28 AM
The patch should be removed. Just people ripping on eachother
Why? December 05, 2012 at 04:54 AM
I agree with you, Phil is a great kid, he is always friendly, he is really smart, and he's going to have a great future. If any of you got to know him, you would feel the same. This town can seem really small and unsophisticated, which is reflected in the adults here commenting about kids. It goes on in the police blotter "comments" and sometimes in the sports "comments". I am an adult and I would love to see other people start acting like adults. Share your opinions without calling kids out.
G December 05, 2012 at 05:06 AM
Good topic for discussion. I'm guilty for ripping on others and making snide comments now and again. I'm trying to do better. But the Patch is not responsible. The internet and our freedom of speech and anonymity make this possible. In my own case, I don't publish my own name because I have been vandalized numerous times since I moved to Newtown - my front window was shot out within the first month, and I didn't even know anyone in town! I have certain opinions which I express, but I am concerned about repercussions to my family, our privacy, and our property. Therefore, I choose to remain anonymous. Some of these discussions on Patch certainly get carried way too long, but they may be just a part of the cost we pay for the freedom of speech. I think an "ignore user" would be helpful in some cases, Kinda like we have in real life. ;-) Have a nice night/day. I'm sure certain others will be offering their opinions soon!
Dan January 31, 2013 at 05:03 PM
Why don't you look at the countless studies (those with no agenda) that prove exactly the opposite. The federal government likes to use such scare tactics to influence you to buy in. You should not speak of what you do not know. It is your choice not to indulge, but it is up to no person to tell another what they can put in to their body. Especially with the effects of Alcohol and Tobacco (both legal) being as devastating as they are, not to mention the huge prescription drug problem in Fairfield County. Yet we want to spend our time and money enforcing victim less crimes.

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