FAIRFIELD — A stop to ask police for directions to the highway led to the arrest of four people on larceny charges last week.

At 1:58 a.m. on Nov. 15, an officer went to assist an individual who flagged him down while on Stratfield Road. Donovan Green, the male operator of the vehicle, told the officer he needed directions to get to the highway. The officer, however, noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle, police said.

Green allegedly gave the officer a small bag of “green leafy substance” and admitted it was marijuana. The other three people in the vehicle were Chasity Villanueva, Tyrone Butler and Maliek Barrow.

Upon a vehicle search, officers found 23 unopened boxes of Rogaine, a package of Prilosec, three packages of Ducolax and four bottles of Aleve, amounting to a total value of $1,279.78.

Upon further investigation, officers determined the four had taken the items from a CVS Pharmacy on Fairway Plaza. The store clerk at the locale reported he had heard the alarm go off, according to police.

All four were charged with larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny. Green and Villanueva were charged with possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana. They were all issued Nov. 29 court dates at state Superior Court in Bridgeport.