Malden woman arrested for five pounds of marijuana after car stopped for tinted windows

A Malden woman was arrested for possession of five pounds of marijuana after the car she was driving was stopped by State Police for having tinted windows and a missing license plate, State Police said.

State Police said they “could smell a heavy odor of fresh marijuana” when they pulled the car over on Route 1 in Saugus. A trooper asked the driver, 22-year-old Darne Ricci, to turn over any marijuana in the car.

“Ricci initially handed over a few small bags that led to the eventual discovery of five individually wrapped pounds of marijuana,” State Police said.

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Ricci was taken into custody and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, police said.

She will be arraigned in Lynn District Court Wednesday morning, said Carrie Kimball-Monahan, spokeswoman for the Essex district attorney’s office.

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