WESTPORT — A Norwalk man is being charged with intent to sell marijuana after police found nearly 19 ounces of the drug inside his car during a traffic stop, police said.

Corporal Kevin Smith of the Westport Police Department was patrolling the streets surrounding the Westport train station around 9:45 p.m. Saturday when he saw a green Acura with darkly tinted windows and a malfunctioning license plate light.

After pulling the car over, Smith reported smelling a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle’s interior. When the driver — 29-year-old Marque Taylor — denied having the drug, a K9 unit was called in to search the car.

The K9 search of the vehicle eventually revealed a black garbage bag containing a leather bag in which two vacuum sealed bags and four smaller bags of marijuana were concealed. Police said that a total of 18.9 ounces of marijuana was recovered from the car.

Police also found a bag with numerous smaller plastic bags, which they said are commonly used for packaging drugs.

Taylor was then placed under arrest and was charged with sale of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.

He was held on a $25,000 bond, and he is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 18.

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