East Lyme man arrested on drug charges

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An East Lyme man was arrested Thursday after police searched his vehicle and seized more than a half-pound of marijuana, ecstasy and hallucinogenic mushrooms.

  East Lyme police stopped the man’s car on Flanders Road in Niantic on Thursday for motor vehicle violations, including a cracked windshield. According to a press release, the officer could smell the odor of marijuana inside the vehicle. Police also seized more than $400.

  Roderick Acton, 25, of 11 River Road was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of narcotics with intent to sell and possession with intent to sell within 1500 feet of a school.

  Anyone with information of illegal drug activity in the town of East Lyme should call 860-739-5900.

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