Tyrell Hal, 29, of 990 Hope St., Stamford, was arrested on Sept. 18 on charges of possession of narcotics and possession of narcotics with intent to sell.

A Darien officer on patrol saw Hall driving on the Post Road near Birch Road and noticed that the 1988 Nissan Maxima did not appear to have rear license plates and that there was an out-of-state registration in the back window of the car but that the plate number was not visible, police said. Hall told police that while the vehicle was his, it was not registered, according to the report.

The officer smelled burnt marijuana and learned that Hall had a criminal history of marijuana and narcotic possession and intent to sell marijuana and narcotics, according to the police report.

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Police dog Zulu conducted a free air sniff, indicating that there were drugs inside the vehicle and narrowing the search down to the center console, according to the report. Then an internal search was conducted, police said, during which a marijuana roach was found in the ashtray and in the center console were three small bags containing opiates and another small bag with a green leafy substance that was determined to be PCP.

Hall told police that a few days prior, a Stamford female he knew stole his car, but when she returned it, her mother pleaded with Hall to not press charges, according to the report.

Hall told police that he knew the woman had drug problems and was going to jail for other charges and claimed she left the drugs in the vehicle, according to the report.

He was released on $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 2.