Police say man tried to eat marijuana and hid some in pants

Police arrested a Bridgeport man Jan. 27 after he reportedly tried to eat marijuana when officers approached him.

According to a police report, Brandon Pettway, 33, of Bridgeport, was stopped for a motor vehicle violation in the area of Bridgeport Avenue and I-95’s exit 34.

Police said he was found trying to eat marijuana when officers approached the car, and further investigation revealed that he was in possession of more marijuana concealed in his pants.

Pettway was charged with possession of less than a half ounce marijuana, destruction of evidence, interfering with police, and failure to obey a traffic signal.

He was released from police custody on his promise to appear in court Feb. 23.