Police: City man busted with 14 pounds of synthetic pot

A city man was arrested by Stamford police after they allegedly found 14 pounds of synthetic marijuana, in addition to a whole host of other drugs at the apartment he shares with his 88-year-old grandmother.

Narcotics officers saw Jamie Vadeboncoeur, 28, talking on his cell phone on East Main Street near Quintard Avenue, as he walked toward a known drug user who was also talking on his cell phone at 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday, police said. Having arrested Vadeboncoeur twice prior, police believed they were interrupting a drug deal about to go down.

When stopped, police searched Vadeboncoeur’s backpack and found a lockbox, containing $218 in cash and four individually wrapped, knotted bags each containing about $10 worth of marijuana, according to Capt. Richard Conklin. Vadeboncoeur then gave police consent to search the Courtland Avenue apartment he shares with his grandmother.

Upon searching the room, police allegedly found a large box containing 14 pounds of synthetic marijuana. In addition, police say they found 8.68 ounces of marijuana, 11.7 ounces of Molly, 12.4 ounces of lidocaine, a scale and boxes of sandwich bags.

Vadeboncoeur was charged with possession of more than 4 ounces of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, operating a drug factory, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of a hallucinogenic and possession of a hallucinogenic with intent to sell.

He was held on a $10,000 bond, and is due in court on Tuesday, July 29.

Maggie Gordon