Police officers in Tennessee make routine traffic stops for a variety of suspected offenses. Vehicles get stopped for speeding, failing to stop at red lights, or even having a non-functioning tail light. There are instances, however, when individuals get pulled over for one thing but find themselves in more trouble after the initial investigation. This happened to one Mid-South woman who now faces drug charges after a recent traffic stop.
Law enforcement officials reported that they stopped a woman after running her vehicle tags. They discovered that the tags allegedly did not match the registration information. While the police officers were talking to the woman, they spotted a baggie near the middle arm rest of her truck. The officers suspected that the baggie contained marijuana.
Apparently, the woman told the officers that she had been smoking earlier. In their inspection of the car, the police also located three straws that had a white powder in them and an additional amount of the white powder. The woman supposedly began to scream and kick as officers attempted to put her in the squad car. They allege that she tried to bite and lick them.
According to reports, officers used pepper spray on the woman. She was taken to jail after they put her in handcuffs. The woman now faces charges for drug crimes as well as resisting official detention and disorderly conduct.
Anyone facing drug charges in Tennessee should understand the seriousness of the situation. If convicted, someone could be sentenced to time in jail or have fines imposed on them. It would be wise to seek the counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney. A strong defense team will fight to get a client’s life back to normal as soon as possible.