DUI: QuarDerius Hunter speeds down Harding Pike in Acura MDX, caught with Xanax

26-year-old QuarDerius Hunter was seen zooming past offices in a black Acura MDX at Harding Pike and Leake Avenue Cross intersection on March 10th. Officers made contact and noticed a strong odor of alcohol as they approached Hunter, who admitted to smoking two THC-pre-rolled cigarettes. Officers asked Hunter if he had consumed any alcohol, which he said he did not. Hunter later admitted to drinking earlier in the evening. Hunter consented to sobriety tests but was stopped due to safety concerns. Officers then conducted a search of Hunter’s person and found a metal rod with white residue on it and a baggie that contained six white bar-like pills. The pills were later tested and found to be Xanax. Hunter was taken into custody and charged with DUI, possession, and unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Jalen Transley performs U-turn across multiple lanes, crashes car attempting to flee from police

20-year-old Jalen Transley failed to use his turn signal when turning right onto Murfreesboro Road from Hamilton Church Road late January 28th. Officers observed this and initiated a traffic stop. Transley pulled over before driving off in an attempt to flee. Transley then caused a crash when he performed a U-turn across multiple lanes. Officers had ordered all occupants to exit the vehicle when Transley’s two passengers quickly jumped out of the car and fled the scene. Transley exited the vehicle but did not flee and was detained. A subsequent search of Transley and his vehicle yielded marijuana paraphernalia and an open container of alcohol. Further investigation showed Transley had a suspended license and an outstanding failure-to-book warrant. Transley was taken into custody for driving with a suspended license, an open container violation, reckless driving, the unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and evading arrest.

Warner Earl Jones hotboxes car, caught with narcotics

25-year-old Warner Earl Jones was jailed on November 17th when officers spotted him coming out of a store and entering his car with tinted windows on John A Merit Boulevard. Officers watched him until he entered his vehicle and noticed all four tinted windows were too dark to see through. When they began to follow behind him, he sped off and made a U-turn, driving recklessly while other vehicles were on the road. Officers lost the car on the I-65 ramp. About 20 minutes later, officers spotted Jones and his vehicle on Jefferson Street as he entered a different store. Officers entered the parking lot and pulled right in front of the car, nose to nose. As he was exiting the convenience store, officers walked towards him. By the time officers caught up to him, he had already made it back inside his car. Officers commanded him to leave his vehicle, which he refused. They had to command him several times to step out. Once he did, a large amount of smoke exited the car with him. Officers asked if he had any drugs on him. First, he denied it and then admitted to having drugs in his car. Officers found a large amount of twenty dollar bills along with a bag of marijuana, a digital scale, plastic bags, 26.0 grams of cocaine laced with fentanyl, and 24.5 grams of methamphetamine. There was enough probable cause that the defendant was engaged in the sale of narcotics. Jones was charged and taken into custody.

Brandon Moses caught with meth syringe while biking

34-year-old Brandon T. Moses was pulled over during a traffic stop while riding a bike around 11 p.m. on South 1st Street with no forward-facing light in the darkness. He admitted to officers that he had a syringe in the backpack he was wearing that he used for “ice,” which is slang for methamphetamine. He consented to a search, and the syringe was located. Moses was issued a citation for unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

Devin Gardner drives carelessly; charged with possession

20-year-old Devin Gardner was found carelessly driving on the road by local law enforcement on October 12. When officers made contact with Gardner, they smelt a strong odor of marijuana. Gardner told them that he had smoked in the vehicle the night prior. This statement was probable cause to search Gardner’s car. Officers found a plastic bag full of marijuana as well as a joint rolling tool, scale, and tray with marijuana residue on it, which Gardner also admitted was his. Gardner was taken into custody and charged with possession of controlled substance.

Roy Hastings faces felony for passing out nitrous balloons at Phish concert in Nashville

31-year-old Pennsylvania tourist Roy Hastings 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.

Hastings was wearing a multi-colored shirt and blue jeans while holding a nitrous oxide tank between his legs as he passed out balloons. He claimed the tank wasn’t his when officers approached him. Police found balloons and determined them to be drug paraphernalia. Hastings was taken into custody and charged with a felony toxic vapors offense.

Teen Zachary Bailey charged with bong and beer at Bellevue Sports Park

Police met 18-year-old Zachary Bailey at a Metro Greenway connecting to a Bellevue Park after it was closed on August 2nd. Police observed a bong in Zachary’s front cup holder of his vehicle, cold, unopened beers, and cold liquor bottles. Zachary told police he had been driving and qualified for a citation since he had no outstanding warrants or an unacceptable amount of failure to appear. He was cited for possession of alcohol by a person under 21 years of age and drug paraphernalia. He was booked on the charges on August 28th.

Search results in Fentanyl and Glock with a switch — Keontae Burns arrested

22-year-old Keontae Burns had a TBI task force, DEA, and MNPD locate drugs and a fully automatic weapon in his home this week. The TBI Middle Tennessee Drug Related Deaths Task Force, DEA Tactical Diversion Squad, and MNPD Neighborhood Safety Unit showed up at an apartment on Old Hickory Blvd with a search warrant on June 14th. The house was Keonte’s, and inside, they found approximately 33.7 grams of fentanyl, 143 grams of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia, including digital scales, plastic bags, filters, inositol powder, and blenders. Also, a Glock 22 with a Glock switch making the .40 caliber weapon fully automatic, was found inside.

DUI: Griffin Rogers blows 0.141% BAC after ‘two beers’ at dinner

21-year-old Griffin Rogers, on July 23rd, was jailed after police arrived at a single-car accident on the exit ramp of Old Hickory Blvd. from I-65 and found NFD who stated that Griffin, who was notably visibly under the influence of an intoxicating influence, was the vehicle’s driver. Police searched the vehicle and found what Griffin admitted was marijuana, a pipe, a grinder, and a half-empty bottle of vodka. A field sobriety test was conducted after Griffin said that he was not drunk, yet he showed multiple signs of impairment. Griffin later said he had two beers at dinner that night and blew a 0.141% BAC.

Tourist Evan Dole charged with DUI and drug possession charges after driving erratically in downtown Nashville

27-year-old Evan Dole faces DUI and drug-related charges after driving erratically near 6th & Broadway in downtown Nashville. Police were called after Dole drove through barricades, narrowly missing a pedestrian just before 10 a.m. Monday. He was sitting on the curb by his vehicle when officers made contact with Dole; he had red, watery eyes and unnatural speech patterns. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and consented to a blood test. An inventory search of the vehicle found 10.3 grams of marijuana bud inside a black ‘Good Day Farm’ bag and 1.5 oz inside liquid marijuana cartridges.