Tip leads police to pot dealer

Jarrod Marotto

Jarrod Marotto

On July 18, at approximately 11:12 p.m., police responded to an anonymous complaint about a suspicious vehicle, and it led to the arrest of Jarrod Marotto, 18, of Southington for selling marijuana.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found Marotto in the driver’s seat with a juvenile passenger.

Police found evidence of marijuana use within the vehicle, which led to a search of the vehicle. Three jars and a prescription bottle were found containing suspected marijuana. Also smoking pipes, a suspected false driver’s license, and paraphernalia commonly associated with the sale of marijuana were located within the vehicle.

One of the jars that contained the marijuana was labeled as prescription marijuana, but the name on the prescription was illegible and Marotta did not have a medical marijuana prescription.

Marotto was taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled substance (between 1/2 ounce and 4 ounces), possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of a prescription drug, and second degree forgery. Marotto was released on a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in Bristol on Aug. 1, 2016.

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