Antonio Cathey, 25, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with ‘Poss. or Casual Exchange of Meth’ & ‘Unlawful use of Drug Paraphernalia’, after he was stopped near 14th & Church Street due to an expired temp tag on his vehicle. Cathey is well known in both the local gay scene, as well as formerly in the local wrestling scene, where he once competed.
Once MNPD officers detained Antonio Cathey outside of the vehicle, they were able to observe a glass meth pipe in the center console, which led to the discovery of two additional meth pipes in the driver’s side door.
During a search of his body, Officers felt an object in the “area of his buttocks”, and asked Cathey to release the object, which he did. A small baggie that, according to Cathey, contained methamphetamine, was found.
The MNPD affidavit references open warrants from a neighboring city, but we were unable to confirm those, and he was able to be released on a $1500 bond via Free At Last. Cathey will appear in court on November 6th.
THE DEFENDANT’S VEHICLE WAS OBSERVED DRIVING SOUTHBOUND ON 14TH AVE N NEAR CHURCH ST. THE DEFENDANT’S VEHICLE HAD A TEMPORARY LICENSE PLATE AFFIXED TO THE REAR WINDOW WHICH COULD NOT BE READ. A TRAFFIC STOP WAS INITIATED AND A CLOSER LOOK AT THE TEMPORARY REGISTRATION PLATE SHOWED THAT IT HAD EXPIRED AS OF 10/17/2017. THE DEFENDANT WAS ASKED FOR HIS DRIVER LICENSE WHICH HE PROVIDED AND IT WAS REVEALED THAT HE HAD NUMEROUS EXTRADITABLE WARRANTS OUT OF BRENTWOOD, TENNESSEE WHICH WERE CONFIRMED WITH THE METRO POLICE RECORDS OFFICE. THE DEFENDANT WAS DETAINED OUTSIDE OF THE VEHICLE AND WHILE SPEAKING TO POLICE OFFICER STANFIELD OBSERVED A GLASS OBJECT, CONSISTENT WITH A PIPE USED FOR METHAMPHETAMINE IN THE CENTER CONSOLE AREA OF THE VEHICLE. POLICE REMOVED THE OBJECT WHICH WAS CONFIRMED TO BE A GLASS METH PIPE WITH A BURNT RESIDUE. THE DEFENDANT WAS READ HIS MIRANDA RIGHTS BY OFFICER STANFIELD AT THIS POINT. A PROBABLE CAUSE SEARCH OF THE VEHICLE YIELDED TWO MORE USED METH PIPES FOUND IN THE DRIVER DOOR CONSOLE. DURING A SEARCH INCIDENT TO ARREST OF THE DEFENDANT’S PERSON A SMALL OBJECT WAS FELT IN THE AREA OF HIS BUTTOCKS. THE DEFENDANT RELEASED THE OBJECT WHICH WAS A SMALL PLASTIC BAG CONTAINING A SMALL AMOUNT OF A WHITE, CRYSTAL SUBSTANCE THAT THE DEFENDANT STATED WAS METHAMPHETAMINE. THE WEIGHT OF THE METH WAS LESS THAN 0.5 GRAMS. THE DEFENDANT DID NOT QUALIFY FOR STATE MISDEMEANOR CITATION DUE TO HIS EXTRADITABLE WARRANTS OUT OF BRENTWOOD, TN.
You can see Cathey in action here: