Man arrested on drug charges, resisting

A Nashville man was arrested Sept. 5 after a suspicious vehicle was reported at the Department of Child Services on Locust Lane.

Nashville Police Assistant Chief Tim True responded to the office at around 12:30 p.m. about a green truck parked there with a driver who refused to leave the property.

Trenton A. Lee, 23, of Oak Grove Road, told True he was “just hanging out,” True’s report said. True told Lee that DCS did not want him on the property. Lee told True that DCS didn’t want him to leave and that the property belonged to a relative, the affidavit said.

True reported seeing multiple pieces of aluminum foil folded up next to his left leg. Lee told True the foil was “nothing,” and when True opened the driver’s side door, Lee grabbed the pieces and a white powdery substance started falling out of them, the report said.

Lee told True the substance was melatonin, a legal sleep aid. He refused to let go of the foil or get out of the truck, the report said. True grabbed Lee’s left hand, which had the foil, and placed him in a wrist lock, but Lee continued to disobey his orders until True pulled out his stun gun, the affidavit said.

After Lee was placed in handcuffs True reported finding two syringes, a spoon with burn marks, plastic wrap containing a white powdery substance, and several pills. Lee told True that the tablets were melatonin and vitamin C; they were sent to state police for testing, the report said.

Sgt. Bill Southerland with the Brown County Sheriff’s Department field-tested the powdery substance and it was positive for methamphetamine, the report said.

A DCS employee told police that the green truck had been parking there for several weeks from open to close with people in it most times.