Stamford Police: Ansonia man sold marijuana to fund music career
STAMFORD — A traffic stop led to the arrest of an Ansonia man accused of running a marijuana-selling operation.
Tariq Marquise Andino, 23, was arrested Tuesday at 12:05 a.m., after police noticed he was inside a car without a front license plate.
Officers approached the car, near the intersection of Atlantic Street and Woodland Avenue, and spoke to Andino, who told officers he had a small amount of marijuana in his possession, according to Stamford Police Sgt. Robert Shawinsky.
Andino allegedly handed over a sandwich bag containing marijuana.
Officers then searched the vehicle and found a fanny pack with $400, a digital scale, and four separate bags of marijuana. In all, police seized over 100 grams of marijuana from the vehicle.
Andino allegedly told police he was selling marijuana to fund his music business.
Police discovered Andino was on probation for the sale of narcotics. He was charged with operating a drug factory, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to display a license plate.
His arrest carried a bond of $25,000.