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Police: Business card led to marijuana arrest

A business card led police to arrest a Fairfield University freshman on charges of selling marijuana Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Fairfield Police said Fairfield University Public Safety came into possession of a business card for “Bean Marijuana Inc.,” bearing a cell phone number. The cell phone number put undercover officers in touch with 18-year-old James Torpey of Roxbury, Mass.

Security at Fairfield University said they learned during Octoboer and November that Torpey was selling “quantities of marijuana,” according to Fairfield Police.

Narcotics officers made several purchases from Torpey at his dorm room before serving a search warrant. During the search, officers said they found more marijuana than one would have for personal use, in addition to cash and drug paraphernalia.

Torpey as charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and possession within 1,500 feet of a school, due to his dorm’s proximity to Fairfield Prep. He was released on a promise to appear in court Dec. 12.

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