Drug arrest made at local apartment

A Nashville man has been arrested after police reported finding raw marijuana, a scale, marijuana cigarettes and other drug paraphernalia in his North Jefferson Street apartment.

Jeromey Shepherd, 41, was charged Nov. 10 with two misdemeanors, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

On Oct. 31, police were called to an apartment at 161 N. Jefferson St. for a welfare check and noticed the odor of raw and burnt marijuana coming from the apartment across the hall. They returned to that apartment at about midnight.

Shepherd told officers that he had a friend over earlier and they had smoked marijuana together. He denied officers entry for a search. They had him wait outside the apartment while they secured a search warrant, then returned just after 1 a.m. Nov. 1.

Inside, officers reported finding a green, leafy substance believed to be marijuana, a scale, a grinder, vaporizer tubes containing THC oil, baggies containing marijuana residue and $870 in $100, $20 and $10 bills, according to a probable-cause affidavit.

Officers also reported finding notebooks with names and numbers. Shepherd told them that was how he tracked his hours at work; he was self-employed as a handyman, the report said.

He was booked into the Brown County jail Nov. 2 and released about six hours later on $4,000 bond.