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Fairfield County Man Nabbed With Loaded Firearm In I-84 Stop

Esmelyn Hernandez
Esmelyn Hernandez Photo Credit: New York State Police

A Danbury man is facing a weapons charge after being busted by New York State Police troopers with an illegal firearm during a traffic stop on I-84 in Putnam County.

Investigators announced this week that troopers stopped 46-year-old Esmelyn Hernandez’s Chevrolet Impala for a violation of vehicle and traffic laws on I-84 in Southeast. During the subsequent stop, it was determined that he was in possession of an illegal weapon, which was loaded.

Hernandez was arrested at the scene and charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm, both felonies. Following arraignment, Hernandez was remanded to the Putnam County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. He is due back in the Town of Southeast Court later this year to answer the charges.

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