Metro Nashville Police were conducting surveillance at the Thorntons on Charlotta Pike when they observed a hand-to-hand transaction between people in two vehicles. They approached the driver of one of the vehicles, 21-year-old Austin Watts, and briefly spoke with him while his passenger, Desiree Ivey, also spoke to officers and admitted to marijuana being in the vehicle after officers claimed to smell it. She produced a 1-ounce bag of marijuana Watts later admitted the marijuana was his and was taken into custody and charged with simple possession of marijuana.
Austin W. Watts of Spencer Mill Rd in Nashville, TN< was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on September 16th, charged with possession or casual exchange. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $2,500. The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.