Marijuana Found in Child's Lunchbox: State Police

State police stopped a car on Interstate 84 in Bethel Thursday morning because it did not have a front license plate and said they found marijuana in a child’s lunchbox.

State police said they stopped the vehicle on I-84 West just before 10:30 a.m. and it smelled of marijuana.

With help from Favor, a state police narcotics dog, police found a child’s lunchbox in the trunk containing two bags of marijuana, a digital scale and plastic bags, according to a news release from police.

A post on the Facebook page for State Police Troop A shows marijuana in a lunch tote that is covered with peace signs, hearts and butterflies.

The driver, 24-year-old Edwin Alvarez, of Waterbury, was charged with possession of more than half an ounce of cannabis and sale of a narcotic substance. Bond was set at $2,500.

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