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New York Man, Found In Missing Car, Arrested On Drug Charges In New Canaan

Aaron Zachary Kaplan
Aaron Zachary Kaplan Photo Credit: New Canaan Police

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 19-year-old man from Pound Ridge, N.Y., was arrested on multiple charges after New Canaan police found him with an assortment of drugs in a car that had been reported missing.

At 8:47 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, officers were dispatched on a call of someone taking a car from a New Canaan home without permission, police said.

The car was found shortly thereafter in the parking lot of Walgreen's at 36 Pine St. with one person inside, police said.

Officers noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, police said.

During the investigation, officers found marijuana, a metal grinder with marijuana residue, rolling papers, a glass jar containing 303 Xanax 2-milligram pills, a package of various cigars, two boxes of zip-lock bags and $1,420 in cash inside the car, police said.

The occupant of the car — Aaron Zachary Kaplan — told officers the items all belonged to him, police said.

Kaplan was arrested and charged with the sale of a controlled substance, sale of hallucinogen/narcotic, use and possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

He was held on $10,000 bond for a court appearance on Aug. 22.

Kaplan was not charged with taking the car without permission because the owner did not want to pursue to charge, police said.

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