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Wednesday, July 26 News

Stamford man allegedly found with Oxycodone

DARIEN — Police recovered Oxycodone and a marijuana grinder from a Stamford man pulled over for driving with the wrong plates.

On May 9 around 7:45 a.m., an officer saw a green 2005 Nissan Altima driving down the Post Road with tinted windows and a cracked windshield. The officer ran the car’s plates and found they belonged to a Honda Civic.

The officer pulled over the Nissan and spoke to the driver, Tory L. Hinton of Fairfield Avenue. The 33-year-old told the officer he’d taken the plates off his girlfriend’s car to get his car repaired in Stamford. Hinton said he did not have the paperwork for the car with him at the time.

While speaking with Hinton, the officer saw a marijuana grinder lying on the floor of the passenger side of the car. He also saw a small pink tablet, later identified as a 10-milligram pill of Oxycodone, on the floor near the driver’s seat.

Hinton was charged with possession of narcotics, improper use of a license plate and driving an unregistered vehicle. Hinton was released on a $1,000 bond and given a court date of May 23.

ekayata@hearstmediact.com; @erin_kayata

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