The Nashville Police Department announced Friday that three individuals were taken into custody during a couple of traffic stops on suspected drug charges.
The first traffic stop occurred at 7:24 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, when an officer pulled over a vehicle for an equipment violation in the area near the Interstate 64 eastbound on-ramp near State Route 127. During the stop, police asked a 37-year-old female driver from Hoffman to exit the vehicle, where officers suspected a substance containing methamphetamine fell “from her person.”
Both the driver and a 38-year-old male passenger from Centralia were detained, and a search was conducted. Police then allegedly found 25 capsules of suspected fentanyl and drug paraphernalia. Both individuals were arrested and taken to Washington County Jail. The driver was charged with unlawful possession of meth and cited for operating an uninsured vehicle. The passenger was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Later that night, police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with a registration violation in the 100 block of North Mill Street. The driver was identified as a 37-year-old female from Desoto. Police say a male passenger had initially given officers a false identification. The driver was arrested after it was discovered she had an outstanding warrant in Perry County. The male passenger was detained after a syringe was observed in plain view near him in the vehicle. Police identified him as a 36-year-old man from Vergennes, and after a search of the vehicle, officers discovered an assortment of controlled substances and suspected meth. Both subjects were taken into custody and transported to the WCJ.
The female driver was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. The male was charged with obstruction of justice, unlawful possession of meth, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of syringe.
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