Nashville Police arrested two men after a traffic stop on Saturday night, with one accused of drug and weapons charges.
According to the NPD, an officer stopped a car near the Interstate 64 exit overpass at 10:42 p.m. A 27-year-old male passenger from Centralia was found to have an active felony warrant in Clinton County and was taken into custody.
During a search, police discovered suspected fentanyl, a hypodermic syringe and needle and a loaded 12-gauge shotgun “with the serial number defaced (scratched off).”
Police also arrested the driver — a 29-year-old also from Centralia — and the passenger. Another hypodermic syringe and needle is allegedly found on the driver, police say.
Both subjects were taken to the Washington County Jail and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, unlawful possession of ammunition by a felon, defacement of identification marks on a firearm, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a hypodermic needle and syringe.
According to online court records filed Monday, Brian Maxwell, 29, of Centralia has been charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony.
The Standard will continue to update this post as more information become available.