Norwalk Cops: Traffic Stop Leads To Knife; Baton, Marijuana Seizure

NORWALK, Conn., -- A Norwalk man is facing drug and weapons charges and it all began with an obscured license plate that grabbed police attention Sunday evening.

<p>Carl Scovens</p>

Carl Scovens

Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department

Charged with two counts of possession of weapons in a motor vehicle and one count each of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent and a mutilated license plate is Carl Scovens, 29, of 1 Walter Ave., Norwalk. His first scheduled court date is March 28.

Police noticed a black Audi with the rear license plate partially obstructed on Fort Point Street around 5:45 p.m. and saw him appear to throw a marijuana cigarette out the window. When officers approached the vehicle the driver was on his cell phone and refused to end his call as police investigated, Lt. Terry Blake said. 

Police said they could detect the odor of what they believed to be marijuana and the driver was asked to step out of the vehicle. A K-9 unit was called in and a small amount of marijuana was located in the vehicle and the man said he had a grinder in the center console. Police also discovered a spring loaded knife in the car and an expandable baton similar to what police use. 

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