21-year-old Imari Claybrooks failed to stop completely before turning right at the red light on 7th Avenue South and Lafayette Street on the afternoon of February 26th. Claybrooks pulled over to the Nashville Rescue Mission parking lot, and as officers approached her car, they noticed it reeked of marijuana. Officers then asked Claybrooks to exit the vehicle so they could search it. During the search, officers located a Kroger bag with a total of 192.3 grams of marijuana split into 16 small bags that were all labeled with different sales prices. Under Miranda, Claybrooks told them she was using the marijuana to make edibles and handed them a small bag of marijuana that she had in her bra. Claybrooks was taken into custody for felony possession of Schedule IV with intent.
23-year-old Kyana Danielle Asberry parked her car facing the wrong way at the Donelson Pike and Terminal Drive intersection near Nashville International Airport on December 15th. Officers noticed the vehicle had a cow-print hat on the dashboard with a yellow bag commonly associated with the storage of narcotics, a folded-up dollar bill inside of it, and a pre-rolled cigarette in the center console. Asberry returned to her vehicle as officers observed it, and she advised them that her car had run out of gas, so she went to the gas station. Officers told her about what they found, searched the vehicle, and located 4 grams of heroin, a homemade smoking pipe, a drug overdose kit, and a dollar bill with heroin in it. Asberry was taken into custody for felony possession.
24-year-old Emily Dueease was on I-40 East when she was pulled over for using her cell phone while driving on November 26th. Dueease had a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside her vehicle as officers approached and asked for her driver’s credentials. Officers asked her if there was any marijuana inside the car, and she reached for a light purple backpack sitting on the passenger’s side floorboard containing 59.8 grams of marijuana, a black scale, a container with pre-rolled papers, a couple of lighters, a grinder, and a manilla envelope with cash in it. Dueease was asked if she was selling the marijuana, and she responded yes. She was taken into custody for possession with the intent to distribute.
19-year-old Carlens Ostin left the back door of his house open on Aaronwood Drive for a couple of days, so a concerned neighbor called the police on the afternoon of December 5th. The neighbor stated the previous residents had moved out, and they believed no one had moved back in. Officers arrived and observed the lockbox attached to the front door, commonly found on homes that are for sale, had been cracked and left open without the keys. They went to the unsecured door at the rear of the home, announced themselves to ensure no one had broken in, and began to clear the residence when they located three vacuum-sealed bags full of marijuana sitting in plain view on top of a box in the upstairs bedroom, so they executed a search warrant, uncovering three additional vacuum sealed bags, weighing a total of six pounds, and a vacuum sealer. Ostin arrived at the house while the officers were on the scene and advised he had just moved in and must have left the back door open. He stated he had gotten the key out of the lockbox and accidentally damaged the box. Then, Ostin contacted his aunt, the legal renter of the property, and she confirmed that he was staying there while going to school. He told officers he was the only one who was staying there, and he knew nothing about the marijuana. Ostin was taken into custody for possession with intent to distribute and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
On October 12th, Detective Leuders and his canine officer, Power, were doing a luggage check when they received the luggage from Southwest Airlines flight 3709 out of Phoenix. Power allegedly gave the narcotic alert sign on a blue, medium-sized HiPack. The tags on the luggage stated it belonged to Martin Goins, who originated in San Francisco. At the same time, it’s alleged that the canine had also indicated on a very similar suitcase that belonged to 19-year-old Brandon Wilkins. After a male claimed the bag, investigators intercepted the man, identified as Wilkins, and he stated he owned the other bag. Goins eventually walked over to attempt to claim his bag.
Police asked both individuals if they would consent to bag searches, and they did. The officers found 29 pounds (13 kg) of vacuum-sealed marijuana that was wrapped in clothing. Both Wilkins and Goins were taken into custody and charged with intent to distribute marijuana.
On October 12th, Detective Leuders and his canine officer, Power, were doing a luggage check when they received the luggage from Southwest Airlines flight 3709 out of Phoenix. Power reportedly gave the narcotic sign on a blue, medium-sized HiPack. The tags on the luggage stated it belonged to 20-year-old Martin Goins, who originated in San Francisco. At the same time, it’s alleged that the canine had also indicated on a very similar suitcase that belonged to Brandon Wilkins. After a male claimed the bag, investigators intercepted the man, identified as Wilkins, and he stated he owned the other bag. Goins eventually walked over to attempt to claim his bag.
Police asked both individuals if they would consent to bag searches, and they did. The officers found 29 pounds of vacuum-sealed marijuana that was wrapped in clothing. Both Wilkins and Goins were taken into custody and charged with intent to distribute marijuana.
21-year-old Ronald Knott was observed in the area of the Walk of Fame Park just outside the Phish concert in downtown Nashville this weekend. Officers described a sea of fifty to one hundred people who were all partaking in inhaling nitrous oxide via inflated balloons. Officers noted some were talkative; some were talking about how high they were; some were quiet, while others vomited. Knott admitted to selling balloons for $10 apiece and, during a search, was in possession of 20.5g of mushrooms containing psilocybin separated by three baggies. Knott was taken into custody.
33-year-old April Hampton was pulled over by a THP Trooper on I-24 after he said he observed her texting while driving. It was determined her driver’s license was revoked for failure to pay court fees, and the officer noted the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. She claimed she had smoked earlier, but nothing was currently in the vehicle. A search was conducted and resulted in the seizure of a handgun, a small amount of cocaine (0.5 grams) packaged to sell, 32 grams of marijuana, and a scale.
Metro Nashville Police responded to Skyline Hospital late Wednesday night to find 23-year-old Christopher Daniels in possession of his jacket, which had been used to bring nearly a half-pound (220 grams) of methamphetamine into the hospital. Police reviewed security footage which showed his girlfriend go outside and approach a blue Nissan Altima and grab his black jacket to bring back inside. As she entered the emergency department, security searched her and found the methamphetamine. Officers spoke with Daniels, who was in possession of the jacket, and he admitted everything found in the jacket belonged to him.
18-year-old Desiree Ivey is free on pre-trial release after Metro Nashville Police stopped a vehicle she was in with Austin Watts, which was observed by undercover detectives at it was involved in a drug transaction at a West Nashville Thornton’s. Though Austin claimed his one-ounce baggie of marijuana from the vehicle, a search of the Tahoe revealed 14 Xanax bars in a blue purse located in Ivey’s seat, along with $140 in cash. She claimed the purse and drugs belonged to her Aunt.