WALLINGFORD — Police arrested a man Tuesday following a complaint of a strong marijuana odor coming from a vehicle in Wallingford.

Wallingford Police located a vehicle in a parking lot at 29 Toelles Road occupied by two people. Upon approaching the vehicle the officers saw a large bag containing marijuana in plain view in the back seat, according to a press release.

The operator of the vehicle was identified as Trent Holmes, 25, of George Street, Middletown.

Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and located a second bag containing another half pound of marijuana inside a backpack. Additional marijuana packaged for sale was located along with packaging materials, digital scales as well as marijuana laced brownies and “rice crispie treats.” The total amount of marijuana seized was over one and a half pounds and $1,200 in cash was seized from Holmes, according to police.

Holmes is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear at Meriden Superior Court on Dec. 19.

The second occupant of the vehicle was released without any charges.

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