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Pound Ridge Teen Found With Assortment Of Drugs In Missing Car, Police Say

Aaron Zachary Kaplan
Aaron Zachary Kaplan Photo Credit: New Canaan Police

A 19-year-old Pound Ridge man was arrested on multiple charges after New Canaan, Conn., police found him with an assortment of drugs in a car that had been reported missing.

Officers were dispatched on a call of someone taking a car from a New Canaan home without permission at 8:47 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, police said.

The car was found shortly thereafter in the parking lot of Walgreen's at 36 Pine St. with one person inside, police said.

Officers noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, police said.

During the investigation, officers found marijuana, a metal grinder with marijuana residue, rolling papers, a glass jar containing 303 Xanax 2-milligram pills, a package of various cigars, two boxes of zip-lock bags and $1,420 in cash inside the car, police said.

The occupant of the car — Aaron Zachary Kaplan — told officers the items all belonged to him, police said.

Kaplan was arrested and charged with the sale of a controlled substance, sale of hallucinogen/narcotic, use and possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

He was held on $10,000 bond for a court appearance on Aug. 22.

Kaplan was not charged with taking the car without permission because the owner did not want to pursue to charge, police said.

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