Tyrell Hall, 29, who has been arrested a number of times on charges he sold marijuana, drove down the Post Road in Darien in a car with a rear license plate that couldn't be read, in an unregistered car, a marijuana cigarette in the ashtray and PCPs in the center console, police said.
Here's what police say happened (an accusation not proven in court):
Hall, of Hope Street in Stamford, was driving on the Post Road near Birch Road on Wednesday, Sept. 18. A police officer who saw the vehicle at first thought it didn't have any license plate at all. Later, the officer saw a registration marker in the rear window, but it was illegible.
The driver said the car was his and admitted that he hadn't registered it. Meanwhile, the officer could smell burnt marijuana. Zulu, the Darien police dog, was brought in, and Zulu indicated there were illegal drugs in the center console of the car.
There, police found three small plastic bags containing a white powder that later tested positive for opiates. A small red-tinted plastic bag in the car contained PCP, as well.
Hall told police that his car had recently been stolen by a woman he knows with a serious drug problem. He had gotten the car back and had decided not to press charges against the female after her mother asked him for mercy. Hall denied he used or sold narcotics. Police found a marijuana cigarette in the car ashtray.
Hall was charged with possession of narcotics and possession of narcotics with intent to sell. He was later released on $2,500 bond. He is scheduled to appear Oct. 2 in state Superior Court in Stamford.