Staff at the Margaritaville Hotel in downtown Nashville say 43-year-old Jeffrey Serra was extremely intoxicated and causing a disturbance, so he was asked to leave. He closed out his tab but refused to leave the property, stating he had an issue with the amount he had just paid. Metro Nashville Police arrived to find him extremely intoxicated and still arguing about the tab. He was asked to step outside and discuss the matter with them, but he refused and became more belligerent and escalated to screams and shouts, disrupting other patrons. As police exported him from the property, the entire bar clapped during his departure. A search incident to arrest revealed a rolled marijuana blunt in a cigarette pack and 5 Oxycodone pills that were not in a bottle that was prescribed to him.
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.
52-year-old Mark Powell was driving on I-24 just before lunch Tuesday as he left his lane and made contact with another vehicle, causing them both to pull to the side of the interstate to file a report. The driver of the impacted vehicle contacted THP, stating that Powell was “not acting right” and was possibly intoxicated. Trooper Priest arrived and Powell claimed there was a deer on the interstate and he swerved to avoid it, but was unable to do so and impacted the deer. However, the other driver stated no deer was present. He then said he ran into the truck and not the deer, then seemed really confused about dates and times, and was holding onto his car for balance. He admitted to taking Xanax and Oxycodone, and states his medicines sometimes cause him to hallucinate.
22-year-old Taylor Tucker was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail Tuesday on an outstanding warrant from 2019, charging her with felony drug possession with intent to distribute. Court records reveal she was at Skyline Hospital when she was confronted about having drugs in her possession, at which time she produced 109 unprescribed Oxycodone pills (30mg) and surrendered them to staff, who turned them in to police. A warrant for her arrest was signed the following week, which has been outstanding since that date. She is free on a $25,000 bond.
37-year-old Dr. Matthew S.J. Katz, of Nashville General Hospital, has been indicted on 22 counts of obtaining oxycodone by fraud, and 1 count of identity theft, after he used a fellow doctor’s identity to obtain some of the drugs.
27-year-old Joe Visor was charged with possession of oxycodone and contraband in a penal institution after detectives watched him perform a hand-to-hand transaction, and 163 oxycodone pills were located in his crotch at booking.
24-year-old Keishawn Robinson was charged with possession of mushrooms, Oxycodone, cocaine, Xanax, marijuana, paraphernalia, possession of a weapon during a felony, and felon in possession of a weapon after being identified by police in a gas station.
34-year-old Christopher Palmer Jr. was charged with aggravated burglary after a next-door neighbor recorded him breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s house where he stole 10 Oxycodone pills, a pair of Air Jordans, and $500 cash.
37-year-old Patrick Alexander was charged with possession of 744 grams of marijuana, 161 grams of methamphetamine, 234 grams of heroin, 950 Xanax pills, 42 Oxycodone pills, and 20 grams of an unknown white substance when he was found passed out in his running vehicle on an I-40 off-ramp.
50-year-old Lynette Chandler was charged with possession of marijuana, Xanax, and oxycodone with intent, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and felony possession of a firearm when police conducted a search of her house after they received a drug tip.