35-year-old John Hanen was charged with possession of cocaine, open container, and driving on suspended after he was pulled over, reportedly smashed a pipe, and hid cocaine in a Dr. Pepper can.
On October 27th, Stewart County Sheriff’s Deputy Miller scanned a license plate on a vehicle and found the owner’s license was suspended for refusing the implied consent law. He initiated a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, John Hanen. John provided a driver’s license, but could not provide registration or proof of insurance.
He agreed to have his vehicle searched, after which the deputy located a broken pipe, Brillo pad, twisted tea, and baggies. One of the baggies had a substance inside that field-tested positive for cocaine. John reported he shattered his pipe and placed some crack cocaine in a can of Dr. Pepper when Deputy Miller began to approach his vehicle.
John Hanen was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, tampering with government records, possession of a suspended license, unlawful drug paraphernalia, failure to carry registration, driving on revoked, violation of the open container law, and driving uninsured. He was later released on a $7,750 bond.