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Ridgefield Police: Marijuana, Liquor

Ridgefield police stopped a car at 9:26 p.m. Saturday on Route 7, and when police spoke to the driver, the officer could smell the odor of marijuana. The driver said she had marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the car. Police charged Kimberly Hamilton, 19, Hickory Lane, Ridgefield with the infraction, possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana. She was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. These are both infractions.

In an unrelated incident, Ridgefield Police responded to a call at the Ridgefield Liquor Store that a minor using a false identification tried to buy liquor. Police said the juvenile was charged with the juvenile summons, misrepresentation of age in order to procure alcohol by a juvenile. The juvenile was turned over to parents.

This information was provided by the Ridgefield Police Department. A person charged with a crime is innocent until having been convicted in court.

mike smith January 21, 2014 at 08:29 PM
That's totally illogical. If the law treats him as an adult, then it assumes he is capable of making responsible decisions and able to engage in adult activities.
Jay Martin January 22, 2014 at 10:57 AM
what's illogical is that the names of people charged with a minor infraction are published, here and in other publications. Less then a half ounce of marijuana is decriminalized. If we publish their names then why don't we publish the names of those charged with parking infractions and littering? You may not agree with the new law, but that's the way it is.
Ann_B January 22, 2014 at 11:17 AM
I'd be all for publishing the names of drug users AND people who litter AND people with parking infractions. Making people pay a fine doesn't always work as a deterrent. But publishing their names in the newspaper and embarrassing them in front of their neighbors... I love it. I think it would have the effect of getting people to stop their selfish behavior, and that's exactly what we want.
Tank January 23, 2014 at 06:46 PM
I like seeing the names.
Thomas Soukup January 24, 2014 at 09:21 AM
Before an adolescent would be embarrassed by having his name published in connection with committing juvenile crime, he /she would first need to have some level of self respect and hopefully love for his family. In the eyes of his peers, he may even be considered a hero, so in no way do I consider publication of such notoriety to be of benefit to anyone.

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