Police walk up on man weighing cocaine on a scale in his lap beside handgun

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Christopher Tefteller, 38, was arrested on weapon and drug charges after police walked up on him weighing out cocaine in his car while parked on Norton Avenue, in Northeast Nashville.

Metro Police say they observed Christopher Tefteller, of Joelton, parked on Norton Avenue on the street. Detectives Conrads & Lefler approached his vehicle to speak with him, and immediately observed a handgun in his lap, along with digital scales with a baggie of cocaine on top.

Christopher Tefteller (MNPD)

Tefteller was removed from the vehicle and agreed to speak with a detective. He told Detective Barry Demonbreum, who once shot a suspect in 2015, that he “had cocaine on the scale and heroin in the vehicle”. Tefteller also stated he bought the gun from someone on the street earlier that day, and that he was “selling drugs to support his drug habit”. Tefteller is a convicted felon, who was also out on bond from prior drug charges in November. The handgun was a SCCY 9 mm. In total, 3 Hydrocodone pills, 2 grams of cocaine, 8 grams of marijuana, and 3.7 grams of heroin were recovered, all inside a bag together.

Chris Tefteller was charged with possession with intent over .5 grams of a Schedule II drug, drug paraphernalia, felon in possession of a weapon, possession with intent of a Schedule I drug, and simple possession. He posted a $30,000 bond via Rader Bonding on Thursday, and will appear in court in February.

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