WALLINGFORD — A minor crash on Route 5, like those that typically happen during snowstorms, and an officer’s sense of smell led police Thursday to $35,000 worth of drugs, including 3.6 pounds of marijuana and other drugs packaged for street sale, police said.
Keaon Major, 42, of Fairfield, was arrested Thursday on charges including narcotics possession and possession with intent to sell, police said Friday.
Officer James Knowlton found the drugs after the Mazda CX-5 sport utility vehicle, in which Major was a passenger, collided with another vehicle near Stop & Shop on North Colony Road at about 1:45 p.m., police said.
Police say Knowlton smelled marijuana smoke coming from the interior of the SUV after stopping to investigate the crash.
Police said that the other items reportedly found on Major or in the car included 276.6 grams of cocaine, 17 grams of psilocybin or psychedelic mushrooms, $90 cash, four Apple iPhones and 33 resealable plastic bags.
The cocaine and mushrooms were packaged in vacuum-sealed bags and labeled for street sale, police said.
The driver, a woman from Stamford, was not charged.
Major posted a $5,000 cash bond on Thursday and is due in Superior Court in Meriden on April 7, police said.