Marijuana Smell Draws Braintree Police to Weed in Parked Car
The following information was supplied by the Braintree Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A Braintree police officer, after seeing a man sitting in a car in Braintree Village, approached the vehicle, smelled marijuana and ultimately arrested the occupant for possessing several ounces of the drug.
Adonis Ruiz, 19 of Braintree, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute after the arrest on Tuesday evening, Feb. 26, Chief Russell Jenkins said in a statement.
Officer Peter Gillis observed Ruiz in the vehicle that evening and "approached him to investigate his activity," Jenkins said.
Gillis smelled marijuana outside of the vehicle and subsequently recovered a large zip lock bag in the trunk containing several ounces of marijuana.