37-year-old Lauren Towery was charged with paraphernalia, theft of property, and theft of vehicle when her boyfriend of two weeks told authorities in June that she had stolen his car. She was caught on July 13th and told officers a syringe found on her was used to inject methamphetamine rectally.
On June 21st, according to affidavits, John Anderson testified that he and Lauren Towery had been dating approximately two weeks. He explained that on June 19th, they were at the Rivergate Mall when Towery started to convulse. Anderson put her in his vehicle and took her to his house to rest. When he woke up around 8:00 p.m. Towery, his keys and car were gone.
Anderson’s mother was also in the home and said she heard Towery get in the shower but nothing after that. The vehicle and items in the vehicle were valued at $3,450. On July 13th, a Metro Nashville Police Officer stopped Towery on Interstate 440 after she was observed swerving and it was discovered she had outstanding warrants. A search of her person produced a syringe. The officer noted that Towery told him she had used the syringe to inject methamphetamine rectally. Lauren Towery is a multi-state licensed registered nurse.
On July 13th, Lauren Towery was charged with paraphernalia, theft of property, and theft of a vehicle. Her bond was set at $16,000.