Police Arrest Four Men, One Juvenile After Finding Pot, Fake Gun

The men were arrested after police searched a car on Knollwood Drive last week.


According to reports, four men and a juvenile were arrested on Knollwood Drive December 5 after police responded to a call for what they described as a "suspicious vehicle."

The men were:

  • Jener Soares, 20, of Danbury
  • Matthew Patton, 18, of Danbury
  • Jason Vargas, 18, of Bethel
  • Stanley Morrison, 20, of Bethel

The officer responding to the call said he immediately smelled the odor marijuana coming from the car. Upon opening the car, the officer allegedly saw pieces of marijuana throughout the car -- and a "realistic fascimile" gun stashed under the driver's seat.

In all, police allegedly found marijuana, packaging materials and other paraphernalia (including scales), according to reports. In addition, Morrison and Vargas had active warrants for their arrest, say police. 

While police were investigating, they say an unidentified 17-year-old left a nearby house and approached the scene. Police say they learned the 17-year-old also had an active arrest warrant. (Since the fifth arrestee is a minor, his or her identity is not revealed.)

Patton was released on $2,500 bond, Soares and Vargas on $500 bond, and the juvenile on $50 bond. Morrison was held on $2,600 bond, according to police.


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Namus Dai December 13, 2012 at 07:49 PM
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DeAnna L Owens December 13, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Namus your logic is flawed. 1. There is no "affluent" on Knollwood merely homeowners or turn-style rentals. Home ownership has nothing to do with self-importance merely priorities. 2. A glass of wine isn't illegal anymore. Prohibition was lifted in the '30s. Now when marijuana is legalized then it won't be an issue UNLESS one is in their driveway behind a wheel of a car partaking which could involve a DUI charge car moving or not. You cannot rewrite the law to suit the situation. 3. Illegal is illegal. My views on the legalization of marijuana are moot just as yours when it IS illegal. 4. If this activity is such a relaxing okay thing to do I have to question again why they weren't in they're homes partaking preventing the risk of detection via odor. I bet I have an idea they're parents would kick their relatively newly adult arses if they smoked in their home. Simply put. Illegal is illegal.
Namus Dai December 14, 2012 at 08:04 AM
As for point number one I shall say that you are in the right on that. However for the following three I may have to disagree. I clearly have been present in contemporary american society so I am aware of the fact that the consumption possession and distribution of liquor is legal. I was not questioning the legal status of marijuana consumption, cultivation, and so forth. This past year in our state it was decriminalized for small amounts as well as for medical usage.Although on the federal level it is still illegal . I was making the point that legal status of anything does not alway make it right or wrong. If hypothetically I could be arrested for speaking my views in public if they differed from those of our town leader, would that justify my punishment? Clearly the consumption of any drug is a personal choice and depending upon a mass of societal and cultural factors it can be totally acceptable, scored, or somewhere in between. The point of wether it is "right" or "wrong" is a totally mute and irrational line of thinking. The author Milan Kundera hit the nail of the head with what I'm trying to say “It does take great maturity to understand that the opinion we are arguing for is merely the hypothesis we favor, necessarily imperfect, probably transitory, which only very limited minds can declare to be a certainty or a truth.”
dixie normus February 03, 2013 at 01:56 AM
actually you are incorrect once again, marijuana is decriminalized in CT.
Kyle F. Hugh February 04, 2013 at 11:15 PM
hey deanna, im actually mormon so i do not do such things (thanks for calling me an asshole, you're EXTREMELY mature and truly show your adulthood) but it still wrong for police to be brutal and intrusive on a man and or woman's property! Do you not understand that? I get where you are coming from but marijuana is not a hazard to anyone and drinking is fine if you are in a CONTROLLED environment. And i am good friends with every kid in that car and they are good guys, DO NOT! talk poorly about them. And um DUI can only be charged if the KEYS ARE IN THE IGNITION! Of course parents do not condone cannabis consumption in their homes, so thats why they do it IN THEIR DRIVEWAY! on their property. Mind your business.


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