A traffic stop on Friday led to drug and weapons charges against a Vernon man, police said.
According to a Vernon Police Department news release, at 6:39 p.m. on Friday, Officer James Platosh stopped a vehicle on West Street near Ridgewood Drive for a red light violation that occurred at Route 30 and Bolton Road.
Platosh could smell the odor of marijuana inside the vehicle, according to a news release. During a search of the vehicle, police seized a small quantity of marijuana, according to a news release.
Platosh found a loaded .38 caliber revolver inside the glovebox, according to a news release. The driver of the vehicle, Ryan May, 34 of 33 Brooklyn St., is a convicted felon, police said.
Police said May has been charged with:
• Improper right on red.
• Possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana.
• Having a weapon in a motor vehicle.
• Criminal possession of a firearm by a felon
• Carrying firearm without a permit.
May was being held on a $25,000 cash/surety bond on Friday night, police said.
May was convicted of narcotics possession in 2008 and is on probation after a three-year suspended sentence in Hartford, judicial records indicate. He also paid a $250 fine in 2010 for pot possession, records indicate.