Metro Nashville Police located 24-year-old Ladarius Tyree Stevenson in his orange Ford Mustang (with ‘Transformer’ and ‘UT’ logos) on Gallatin Pike after a ‘shots fired’ call from the neighborhood described the unique car as having fired shots into the air. Between the vehicle and his fanny pack, police seized 309 Xanax bars, bags of crushed powder Xanax, 22.8 grams of heroin, and two loaded firearms.
On February 24th, Metro Nashville Police received a call about a man driving an orange Ford Mustang who fired shots into the air in a neighborhood near Hillcrest Drive. Witnesses were able to provide the license plate and describe details of the vehicle, including logos of ‘Transformers’ and the ‘University of Tennessee’.
Less than two miles away, an officer noticed the described vehicle at a discount tobacco store on Gallatin Pike. He approached the driver with his service weapon drawn due to the reported weapons in the vehicle and identified Ladarius Stevenson as the person driving the vehicle. After backup arrived, a search was conducted and police located 263 pills in his ‘fanny pack’ and another 46 scattered throughout the vehicle. All pills were identified as Xanax. Bags of white powder were located, and Stevenson volunteered to officers the bags that one of the bags was Heroin, not cocaine, and that the other white powder was crushed Xanax. Also inside the vehicle was scaled and a security safe.
Police note Stevenson told them “I did not shoot anybody, all I did was shoot in the air” during their interaction. Ladarius Stevenson, 24, was booked into the Metro Nashville jail, and charged with drug paraphernalia, theft of a firearm, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and felony drug possession. He remains jailed in lieu of a $65,000 bond.