Lebanon man hides drug container in car during traffic stop

52-year-old Carl Ananias was charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license, drug paraphernalia, and possession of meth. Ananias was initially pulled over for a tag violation in his vehicle’s registration and appeared visibly nervous upon making contact with the officer.

On May 25th, Officer Johns initiated a traffic stop in the vicinity of the Timberline Campground located on 1204 Murfreesboro Rd in Lebanon. Johns stopped the vehicle due to a violation of a registration tag. Upon reaching the car, the driver, later identified as Carl Ananias, was seemingly nervous, per the affidavit. Johns proceeded to as permission to search Ananias’ vehicle, to which he complied.

Carl Ananias (WCSO)
Carl Ananias (WCSO)

The officer discovered a metal container hidden between the driver’s side door and seat. Inside of the container was a white crystal-like substance assumed to be methamphetamine and a rolled-up one-dollar bill. Johns then began to take Ananias into custody for possession of meth and unlawful drug paraphernalia. Further investigation revealed that the Lebanon resident had his license suspended in June of 2019 for a violation of the financial responsibility law.

Carl Ananias was arrested and charged with unlawful drug paraphernalia, possession of meth, and driving on a suspended license. His bond was set at $1,500.

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