Meriden man faces drug charges after police stop 

Meriden man faces drug charges after police stop 

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MERIDEN — A local man faces charges after police said they found him in possession of marijuana and crack cocaine.

Chazantine Griffin, 22, of 525 Crown St., was charged Wednesday with narcotics possession, possession with intent to sell, possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana and interfering with police. 

Members of the crime suppression unit spotted Griffin on Crown Street near Roy Street around 5:40 p.m. and knew there was a warrant charging him with robbery, according to a police report. As an officer approached he saw Griffin thrown a bag before putting up his hands.

The bag contained crack cocaine, the report said. Police also found a small amount of marijuana and a car key in Griffin’s pocket. Police located the car a short distance away and detected an odor of marijuana. Police searched it and found 3.2 grams of marijuana and 3.6 grams of crack cocaine, along with a digital scale, the report said..

Griffin was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Thursday. Bond was set at $15,000 and he is due back in court on Sept. 18. 


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