On September 14, officers were dispatched to an address on Tullahoma Highway about a suspicious vehicle sitting in front of a residence.
While talking to the driver at the hood of Officer Grant’s patrol unit, officers began to observe unusual body language coming from the subject. The person was reportedly unable to stand still and kept placing his hands in his pockets after being told to keep them away for officer safety and public safety. Officers asked if there was anything illegal inside the vehicle, and the subject stated that there wasn’t, and verbal consent was given to search his vehicle.
Upon searching the vehicle, the following was recovered:
1- CO2 BB handgun
120- 5.56 Ammunition
140- .223 Ammunition (Including 1 armor piercing round)
139- 9mm Ammunition
25- .22 Magnum Ammunition
8- 6.5 Creedmoore Ammunition
1- Mason jar of unknown green liquid (strong alcohol beverage smell emitting from it)
.8g of Methamphetamine was located under the patrol car’s bumper lying on the road. That is also when officers noticed that there was drug paraphernalia thrown into the ditch on the side of the road.
Tennessee firearm laws for unlawful carry and possession were updated back in 2021, stating the following: 39-17-1307. Unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon. Has been convicted of the offense of driving under the influence of an intoxicant in this or any other state two (2) or more times within the prior ten (10) years or one (1) time within the prior five (5) years;
The driver has had 3 previous DUIs within the last 5 years. The driver was placed under arrest and was charged with the following:
Fabricating/ Tampering with evidence
Felony Possession Of Methamphetamines
Unlawful Carry and Possession of a Weapon
Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia