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.
Police say 39-year-old Samantha Crawford admitted to snorting a line of heroin at a South Nashville Mapco before she got behind the wheel of her car. She doesn’t remember anything after that, however, her passenger says he had to suddenly grab the steering wheel and attempt to navigate the vehicle for a mile before he was able to get it to stop after she nodded off from an overdose. Nashville Fire responded to the scene and revived her with two doses of Narcan. She is charged with DUI, and driving on a suspended license, and is free on pre-trial release. Crawford’s nursing license was suspended for drug use earlier this year after she admitted to using drugs while working as a jail nurse.
22-year-old Gavin Reese Bain was revived by the use of 3 doses of Narcan after he was found slumped over the wheel of his vehicle after a crash with a hypodermic in the floorboard beneath him and a marijuana pipe in the glove compartment. He admitted to having used marijuana, amphetamines, heroin, suboxone, and Zyprexa recently.
36-year-old Rayburn Hollis walked into Li-En Nails Monday afternoon to get a pedicure, settled into a chair, and removed his shoes to wait his turn. Police say he was so high on narcotics he immediately nodded off and could not stay awake. Police had to put his shoes back on his feet for him so they could transport him to jail for the heroin, Xanax, and suspected methamphetamine they found on him.
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.