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Teen faces drug charges after tinted-window stop

Updated 1:05 pm, Wednesday, February 6, 2013
  • Jaymee King, 18, of Norwalk was charged Monday with several drug offenses after police stopped her on Post Road East because of her car's tinted windows. Photo: Westport Police Department / Westport News contributed
    Jaymee King, 18, of Norwalk was charged Monday with several drug offenses after police stopped her on Post Road East because of her car's tinted windows. Photo: Westport Police Department

 

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A Norwalk teenager, pulled over by police Monday on Post Road East because of her car's tinted windows, was charged with a series of drug offenses.

Jaymee King, 18, was stopped after police said she appeared to lack the required Department of Motor Vehicle's sticker for tinted windows.

After her car was stopped, the officer said there was a strong odor of marijuana inside. King also tried to conceal a glassine bag with a green leafy substance in her pants, police said, and later produced a glassine baggy containing several smaller bags of marijuana.

After searching King's car, police said they found more contraband and drug paraphernalia.

King was charged with possession of a controlled substance: narcotics; sale of a controlled substance: marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia.

Her passenger, identified as Alex Balitsos, 22, of Wilton was also searched was also searched by police, who said they found a glassine bag containing marijuana, an empty glassine bag and a metal pipe with marijuana residue in his backpack. He was issued an infraction for possession of marijuana, less than one-half ounce.

King was released after posting a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear Feb. 14 in Norwalk Superior Court.