A Riverside man picked the wrong place to park and now faces a marijuana possession charge.
John J. Sousa, 30, of 15 Worcester Ave., was parked in his truck near Lincoln and Harrison avenues in Barrington at around 10:45 pm on Saturday, Sept. 29. His vehicle appeared "suspicious" to a neighbor.
Two Barrington patrol officers on a DUI patrol responded to the complaint. When the truck pulled away, it was stopped for have several lights not working.
One of the officers smelled the odor of marijuana, according to the Barrington police report. Sousa said the smell was clinging to his clothes from his attendance at a party where marijuana was smoked.
A search of Sousa's vehicle fond a smoking bowl and several ounces of marijuana in a plastic bag. It tested positive for the illegal substance, according to the police report.
Sousa was taken to the police station and places in a cell for about 75 minutes. He was released after being charged with possession of marijuana first offense.