A Connecticut couple that was reportedly in the midst of a physical fight inside of an automobile was apprehended by officers who discovered four ounces of marijuana and assorted paraphernalia in the vehicle.
On Wednesday evening Josh Wantanabe and his girlfriend Amanda Gordon, both 21-years-old, were allegedly involved in a physical fight while inside a car that was parked in an empty lot near the end of a highway exit ramp.
Just before 8:30 p.m. the Seymour Police Department issued a complaint to the Ansonia Police Department about the altercation and officers from both agencies met at the scene.
Ansonia police arrived shortly after the Seymour cops and they learned that Wantanabe, of North Haven, was in violation of an active full no-contact protective order that was issued to him mandating that he was prohibited from being in the company of Gordon.
During an inspection of the interior of the automobile, the couple had been fighting in Ansonia officers located “approximately one-quarter of a pound of marijuana, marijuana wax, a digital scale, and a smoking pipe,” as cited by Lt. Patrick Lynch. Authorities took Wantanabe and Gordon into custody.
Wantanabe, who was scheduled for an arraignment on February 14, is facing charges of violation of a protective order, disorderly conduct, possession of more than a half-ounce of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $10,000.
Gordon has been charged with third-degree criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, possession of more than a half-ounce of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released on a written promise to appear in court on February 14 and February 28.
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