Vernon Police Arrest Willimantic Man on Drug Charges

A Willimantic man faces drug charges after police said they seized a quarter pound of marijuana from his vehicle.

Zachary Oliver, 18, was charged with possession of more than 4 ounces of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, weapon in a motor vehicle, and a town ordinance violation.

Vernon police said they arrested Oliver after an incident at Henry Park in their town Tuesday night. Police said they responded to Henry Park around 11:50 p.m. and found Oliver and a female passenger in a car in the parking lot. The responding officer suspected the pair may be involved with illegal drugs.

A second officer and K9 Tengo responded to the scene. According to police, K9 Tengo located around a quarter pound of marijuana in the car, along with 70 prescription pills, a digital scale and a fake handgun.

Oliver was released on bond and scheduled to appear in Rockville Superior Court on August 16 at 10 a.m.

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