DARIEN — A 22-year-old Bridgeport man was arrested after police found a hunting knife in his car when he was pulled over for driving without a license plate.

An officer stopped Clive Scott, of Hancock Avenue, on June 14 around 6:15 p.m. in the area of Old Kings Highway North and Brookeside Road. The Bridgeport man told the officer the front license plate had fallen off his white 2015 Honda Civic and he hadn’t replaced it.

While speaking with Scott, the officer smelled burnt marijuana. The officer asked Scott about the smell and Scott showed him a small bottle containing what the officer suspected was marijuana, as well as a smoking device. K-9 Argo was then brought in to search the car further, where he found more marijuana, as well as a 10-inch fixed-blade hunting knife, which is over twice as long as Connecticut law allows citizens to carry. (State statute allows for a 4-inch blade.)

Scott was charged with having a weapon in a motor vehicle, possessing drug paraphernalia, as well as possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana. He was released on a $500 bond and will appear in court June 26.

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