Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Traffic stop yields drug charges, two arrests

Lawrenceburg Now

A traffic stop in Lawrenceburg Friday resulted in several drug charges being issued and two men being arrested.

At around 3:00 p.m. a Lawrenceburg Police officer reports being on patrol in the vicinity of First Avenue when he noticed a Lincoln Navigator was stopped in the street with hazard lights flashing.

A truck was pulled behind the vehicle with two men standing beside it. When he approached the men, one of them told him that the fuel pump had gone out on his mother’s Navigator and they were going to get a trailer so they could move it out of the street. They got into the truck and began to drive away.

The officer notes that he was familiar with the fact that the driver, Terry Bo Garland, 31, of 711 East Main Street, Mount Pleasant had a revoked driver’s license, so he conducted a traffic stop, stopping the vehicle at the Second Street/Second Avenue intersection.

Backup officers arrived, and he reports that as he approached he could smell marijuana coming from the truck. He observed the passenger, Joseph Kyle Bradley, 33, of 411 Oakwood Drive in Lawrenceburg, acting suspiciously.

Bradley reportedly concealed something under his legs and when ordered out of the vehicle, threw it across the cab, toward the driver’s side. The officer retrieved it and reports that it was a plastic baggie containing a crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine.

Both men were detained while the truck was searched. Officers seized a number of items of contraband, including eight more bags of meth, a bag that contained a white powder believed to be cocaine, two different types of pills, and a set of scales. Reports show that they also seized a handgun that was within reach of both Bradley and Garland; both convicted felons.

Both men denied ownership of all of the items. They were both, therefore, placed under arrest. Charges against the men were: being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, illegal possession of Clonazepam, possession of Alprazolam for the purpose of resale, possession of a Schedule II narcotic (cocaine) for resale, and possession of meth for resale. Garland was also charged with driving on a revoked license, third offense.

Both Garland and Bradley are slated to answer the charges in Lawrence County General Sessions Court on January 4, 2019.



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