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Police Make Drug Bust At Highway



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After spotting a motorist traveling the wrong way on an Interstate 84 ramp at the Exit 10 interchange at about 9 pm on September 3, police stopped the person who was driving the 2005 Infiniti auto, and as they approached the vehicle smelled a strong odor of marijuana emanating from it, police said.

A search of the Infiniti turned up more than $21,000 in US currency, about nine ounces of marijuana wax, 100 cartridges used for THC vaping, and a digital scale.

Police report they arrested Charles Palmenta, 38, of Pittston, Penn., on a motor vehicle violation, two counts of drug possession with intent to sell, and drug paraphernalia possession charges. Police arrested passenger Skyler Arnold, 34, of Norwalk on those drug charges.

Each man posted $25,000 bail and was then released from custody for upcoming arraignments on the charges in Connecticut Superior Court in Danbury.

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