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Man Driving Without License Faces Variety Of Charges After Fairfield County Stop

Carl Leo Hannans of Poughkeepsie
Carl Leo Hannans of Poughkeepsie Photo Credit: Wilton Police Department

Officers found marijuana, edibles and a drug-measuring scale after searching the odorous vehicle of a Hudson Valley man speeding in Fairfield County, police said.

Dutchess County resident Carl Leo Hannans, 20, was allegedly driving 56 miles per hour in a 40-mph zone in Wilton at around 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 17 at the intersection of Danbury and School roads.

He was also had a suspended driver's license, police said.

After a thorough search of his vehicle, police say they found the following:

  • a drug measuring scale covered in marijuana residue, 
  • small plastic and metal containers that may have been used to parcel out drugs for sale, 
  • an unmarked package containing 2 grams of a "marijuana-like substance," 
  • a container of white cherry gelato with 2.5 grams of a "marijuana-like substance" inside, 
  • an "OREOZ" package containing another 2.5 grams of the substance, 
  • a lunch box containing a 400 mg Nerds Rope edible

Hannans was charged with 

  • the felony of possession with intent to sell
  • the misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia
  • the misdemeanor of misusing registration 
  • a violation for possessing less than a half-ounce of marijuana
  • a violation for driving an unregistered motor vehicle
  • a violation for operating a motor vehicle without a license
  • a violation for speeding

Hannan's bail was set at $2,000, which he posted at approximately 11:45 p.m. that evening.

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