STAMFORD — A Manhattan man who told police he was in Stamford to see the beaches early Wednesday morning was picked up with about five ounces of marijuana, police said.

Sgt. Kenneth Jarrett said an officer on patrol in Shippan saw a vehicle parked with its hazard lights flashing at the corner of Shippan Avenue and Rockledge Drive at 3 a.m. The officer pulled over to see if the driver needed help and saw there were five people in the car. While walking up to the vehicle, the officer smelled marijuana.

After getting everyone out of the rental car, the search revealed numerous bags of marijuana packaged for sale with a total weight of more than five ounces and an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

Jarrett said the driver of the vehicle, Daniel Guzman, of 118th Street, said he was just in Stamford to look at the beaches.

He was charged with possession of more than four ounces of marijuana, operating a drug factory and sale of marijuana.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com