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State Police Make 37-Pound Pot Bust

The marijuana was reportedly discovered after police pulled the suspect over for speeding.


Speeding and the smell of marijuana reportedly led Connecticut State Police to a major drug bust in Danbury on Monday.

Police siezed more than 37 pounds of pot from a 2012 Ford Focus they said was being driven by William J. Servos, 28, of 158 Newington Road in West Hartford. Servos was allegedly traveling 82 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone on I-84 eastbound near exit 2 when Trooper Cassavechia spotted him.

Cassavechia, a Trooper based out of Troop A in Southbury, caught up to the vehicle and conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 7 southbound near the Danbury Mall.

Cassavechia reportedly detected the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle upon approaching it. A search of the vehicle was conducted and Cassavechia located a small amount of marijuana in a bag on the floor near the passenger’s side, state police said.

Cassavechia continued the search and reportedly located two large suitcases in the passenger’s compartment of the vehicle. The suitcases contained a total of 37.6 pounds of marijuana, police said.

Servos was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana greater than 1 Kilo, possession of drug paraphernalia, and reckless driving. He was released on a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Danbury Superior Court on Oct. 1.

Will Wilkin September 19, 2012 at 12:02 PM
A bottle of whiskey is more dangerous than 37 pounds of pot. This arrest and the prosecution to follow are a waste of taxpayer money and a deep hypocrisy by the lawmakers enjoying their deadly addictive tobacco and alcohol. But 82 mph in a 55 zone IS wrong.
Tom Adamski September 19, 2012 at 04:08 PM
I am not a supporter of the war on drugs as it is carried out, but one bottle of whiskey will make as many people intoxicated as 37 pounds of pot?? I don't think so. Neither whiskey nor pot are particularly dangerous when used in moderation and at the appropriate time and place. That said, pot is currently illegal to use or sell.
Craig Zac September 19, 2012 at 06:28 PM
was it found in the glove box and under the seats? Baaa daaa BING!!! Doesnt it seem funny how people always get caught because they are doing something dumb...like speeding while transporting 37 lbs of pot? or a gun smuggler stopping off to rob a dairy mart, or a guy who kidnaps a kid but has to stop for gas and gets busted? lol or like when these gang members all pose for a photo and are all holding guns, then get busted and the photo is shown to the jury or these guys with guns and gang tattoos...lol

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