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Police: Bethel Man Stopped For Speeding Facing Weapons Charges

Bethel Police charge man with weapons offenses after speeding stop.
Bethel Police charge man with weapons offenses after speeding stop. Photo Credit: File

BETHEL, Conn. — A man freely admitted to a Bethel Police officer he had smoked marijuana before leaving home to go to work Tuesday morning, but a search of his vehicle after he was stopped for speeding turned up a 6-inch hunting blade and a hatchet resulting in a pair of weapons charges for him, police said.

Edward Allen Rivera, 25, of 14 Grandview Ave., was charged with two counts of weapons in a motor vehicle and was also ticketed for speeding.

Police said Rivera was pulled over after he was clocked doing 43 mph in a 25 mph zone at 6:42 a.m.

The officer smelled marijuana and Rivera told police he had smoked it before leaving for work, police said. He successfully passed field sobriety tests, but a search of his vehicle turned up the hunting blade and a hatchet, police said.

He posted $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 14.

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