21-year-old Paulina Ceja Sanchez was in the passenger seat of a Jeep Grand Cherokee that was traveling the wrong way on a one-way street in downtown Nashville on January 16. During a subsequent traffic stop, officers smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, and a probable cause search was conducted. In a zipper bag which she claimed, officers located 13.5 grams of marijuana and individually packaged capsules with a folded piece of paper in each, which contained 0.9 grams of heroin. A loaded Sig P365 was also located, along with scales and a grinder.
45-year-old Michael Powers told police he used heroin prior to crashing his Hyundai Elantra in North Nashville on January 6. Witnesses say he was driving recklessly and hit two other vehicles before hitting a red truck and flipping his vehicle, eventually stopping while facing south in the northbound lanes of Clarksville Pike. He was speaking incoherently and had constricted pupils, and nodded off while speaking to the police. Heroin and a snort straw were located inside the vehicle.
Concerned citizens pulled 24-year-old Logan Adams out of his Hyundai Sonata via the back driver’s side window after he crashed on I-40 on July 19th just after 7 p.m. They performed CPR on Adams until officers arrived to administer two 4 mg doses of Narcan, at which time he immediately regained consciousness. He was transported to the hospital, and while there, Logan Adams told police he had driven to Cheatham County to meet with his probation officer. After leaving there, he drove to a friend’s house in Nashville, where he snorted Heroin just fifteen minutes before driving again. The hospital kept him overnight for observation, so he was issued a state citation for DUI, which he was booked on this week.
19-year-old Connor Cunningham was at the gas pump at a Murfreesboro Pike gas station when an officer observed his front seat passenger appear to be overdosing with their head tilted back and eyes rolling backward. Concerned for their well-being, the officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop; however, Cunningham exited the parking lot, drove on the street, and pulled back into the parking lot while going very slow and attempting to wake the overdosing passenger while exchanging an item hand to hand. As medical arrived to assist, the passenger admitted they were both under the influence of several Xanax bars at the time. A vehicle search revealed 12 grams of a crystal substance in three baggies, believed to be methamphetamine, and a clear baggy with 2 grams of a tan substance believed to be heroin.
Police say 47-year-old Christopher Carothers was one block away from his home when he drove his white Lexus into the other lane of travel and collided with another vehicle, injuring two people. Officer founds Carothers sitting on a sidewalk, shaking with pinpoint pupils when they arrived. His sentences were incoherent and he continuously nodded off after admitting he had shot up with heroin shortly before the crash. Police located 30 Oxycodone pills and a dollar bill containing heroin inside the vehicle. After a warrant was granted for his blood, he was transported to Metro General before being booked into jail.
First responders found 39-year-old Tabitha Kirk “not awake and shaking” after she crashed her vehicle on Lebanon Pike. Nashville Fire medics administered two doses of Narcan, at which time Kirk responded and became coherent. She told medical she had snorted heroin prior to the crash. When police arrived, she stated she was afraid of going to jail and wasn’t sure why she crashed or how it happened. She later stated she was seven months sober and didn’t know why she relapsed. She was charged with DUI and driving on a suspended license.
First responders found 32-year-old Carles Stacey Hunt “passed out” behind the wheel of a black Mercedes-Benz which he had crashed on I-40 in Nashville. After Nashville Fire pounded on the windows loudly, Hunt eventually became awake and exited the vehicle, which had extensive damage to the driver’s side door and visible airbag deployment, and declared he did not require any medical assistance. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was charged with DUI. During a search, a small baggie containing what is believed to be heroin was found in Hunt’s shoe.
Nashville police conducted a sting operation this week, placing ads online and meeting respondents at a hotel near Elliston Place & 24th Ave North. 33-year-old Kaetlin Blakeman responded to an ad and agreed to have sex with an undercover detective for $250 an hour. As she was taken into custody at the hotel police found heroin in her bra, and it was discovered she was HIV+, which she also admitted in an interview post-arrest. She was charged with felony aggravated prostitution due to her medical status. A commissioner set her bond at $26,000.
37-year-old Rachel Oliphant told officers she had just used heroin before being involved in a three-car crash just before 8 a.m. Monday in Antioch. Nashville fire found her unconscious behind the wheel, and revived her with Narcan, per court documents. She is free on pre-trial release.
20-year-old Kevin Morelos walked into the Linbar Market in South Nashville and asked the clerk for a dollar. The clerk offered him a job, instead. In response, Morelos lifted his jacket, revealing a gun, and told him they needed to go outside and talk about it. The clerks called police, who responded to find Morelos as a passenger in a vehicle still outside the store. The vehicle gave chase and eventually stopped to let Morelos out, who was then taken into police custody. He is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of heroin. Morelos is free on a $5,500 bond.