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Stamford Motor Vehicle Stop Leads to Drug, Weapons Charges

Police said marijuana and a knife were allegedly found in a vehicle or on the person of its passengers.

Officers on patrol early Tuesday in the area of Henry and Atlantic streets conducted a traffic stop that would lead to drug charges, police announced Tuesday morning.

According to authorities, police in a marked patrol unit stopped a vehicle in the 100 block of Henry St. due to a vehicle's allegedly overly-dark tinted windows.

While speaking to the driver, identified by police as Shyniqua McClintock, 21, of Armstrong Ct. in Greenwich, authorities said they could allegedly smell marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Officers asked if anyone was in possession of marijuana, at which point a rear passenger identified as Rashe Sadio, 20, of W. Broad St., allegedly stated he was in possession of 3 small baggies of marijuana and handed them to police. 

Officers said the other vehicle passengers were searched with no contraband discovered, but a K-9 unit was called in to search the vehicle. Upon realizing a K-9 unit would be arriving, McClintock allegedly stated she had a bag of marijuana in her purse and handed that to officers as well. 

Police also discovered a 12.5-inch knife in the glove compartment during a search of the vehicle, police said.

Sadio was issued an infraction and released at the scene.

McClinock was charged with tinted auto glass requirements, illegal possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle and possession of marijuana under a gram.

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Stamford Arrests

Luis D. Hernandez-Bonilla, 24, of Atlantic St., charged Monday night with tinted auto glass requirements and operating a motor vehicle without a license.

Tina Inabinet, 47, of Seaton Rd., charged Monday afternoon with second-degree failure to appear.

Nilton Leon, 38, of Woodridge Dr. South, charged Tuesday night with disorderly conduct and violation of a protective order.

Shahnaz Malhotra, 39, of Byram Rd. in Greenwich, charged Monday night with sixth-degree larceny.

Clemente Perez-Ruiz, 31, of Stephens St., charged Monday afternoon with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

Herman D. Pimienta, 55, of Armstrong Ct. in Greenwich, charged Monday afternoon with second-degree reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.

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