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Marijuana & Warrant Arrest: On January 11, 2018 at 11:30 a.m., Ptl. Jack Lyon was monitoring traffic on Route 23 North when he observed a vehicle with unapproved window tint. A records check also revealed that the registered owner’s driving privilege was suspended and she was the subject of an active arrest warrant. Ptl. Lyon stopped the vehicle and made contact with the occupants. During their conversation, the officer observed what he recognized to be a partially consumed marijuana cigarette. He also smelled what he recognized to be the odor of raw marijuana emanating from the vehicle. After a brief investigation a small bag of suspected marijuana was turned over to police. Ronnie C. Branch, 19 years old from Woodland Park, was arrested, transported to headquarters and processed. Mr. Branch was charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana. He was released on his own recognizance and has a pending court appearance. The owner of the vehicle was issued a summons for unapproved window tint and arrested for the outstanding warrant. She posted bail and was released.
Capt. Christopher DePuyt
Operations & Public Information Officer