On June 25 at 5:19 p.m., officer John Cote pulled over the car driven by Ryan Cullen, 25, of 26 Lebrun Ave., apt. 1, after he neglected to observe the stop sign at the corner of Arnold Street and High Street.
Unfortunately for Cullen and his passenger, Charles Dasent, 34, of 119 Sunnyside Ave., apt. 3rd floor, he also neglected to keep his vehicle free of controlled substances.
Cote reported that when he approached Cullen to ask for his registration and license, he smelled the odor of marijuana. A search of Cullen's car revealed 4.120 ounces of marijuana, according to Cote's report, worth about $100, under the front passenger's seat.
Cullen told Cote he picked up Dasent on Sunnyside Avenue in Woonsocket and drove him to Providence to pick up the marijuana. In exchange for giving Dassent a ride to get the pot, Dasent agreed to give Cullen $20 worth of it.
Both men were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. Cullen was also charged with driving while in possession of marijuana. Dasent also had a warrant out of Sixth District Court.