Handicapped parking space leads to Greenwich drug arrest

Greenwich Police have arrested  Bridgewater, MA man after he was found parked illegally in a handicapped parking space with a large amount of marijuana in his car. Christopher Lothrop, 30, is now facing charges for possession of more than half an ounce of marijuana as well as possession of drug paraphernalia and parking in a handicapped space without permit.

According to police reports, officers first noticed Lothrop’s vehicle shortly before 6:00 p.m. Thursday, parked outside a West Putnam Avenue Dunkin’ Donuts in a handicapped space. With no proper permitting showing, police confronted Lothrop, who they determined was neither handicapped nor had a permit.

While conversing with the suspect, an officer noted the strong smell of “raw” marijuana. Though Lothrop denied having any marijuana in his possession, police request the help of a K-9 unit, which later confirmed its presence. A search turned up the drug, as well as  rolling papers and a small portable scale.

Lothrop was arrested and transported back to GPD headquarters, where his bail was set at $200. He was able to post  bond and was given a court date for March 14 at state Superior Court in Stamford.

Justin Pottle