Braintree police arrested a 15-year-old local alleged drug dealer, after he allegedly got high and stole his mother’s mini-van.

“Officer Kenneth Murphy was traveling on Union Street near the rotary late Wednesday evening … when he observed the mini- van in front of him without displaying headlights,” said Deputy Police Chief Russ Jenkins. “Officer Murphy effected an enforcement stop and approached the operator and immediately smelled an odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.”

Police said that the boy, whose name was not released because of his age, told police he had been smoking marijuana. Police then found some in an overhead sunglasses storage area.

Police did not say much much marijuana was found, but possession of less than ounce has been decriminalized in Massachusetts, and the boy was charged with possession.

The boy was cited for operating under the influence of drugs, driving without a license, using a motor vehicle without permission, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, operating to endanger, and failure to display headlights.

He was brought home to his parents.

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