Stop for license results in syringe possession arrest

Police stopped a Nashville man for driving with a suspended license and reported finding syringes on him.

Nashville Police officers Kyle Seward and Jonathan Duncan were patrolling on Schoolhouse Lane Feb. 27 when they passed a vehicle at the intersection of Washington Street driven by Christopher Dill, 27. Seward knew Dill had a suspended license, Seward reported in a probable cause affidavit.

Seward turned his police vehicle around and found Dill and a passenger messing with items in a truck parked in the Brown County Career Resource Center parking lot.

When he asked Dill why he was driving, Dill told Seward that his passenger was driving, but Seward said he knew both men and could tell the difference in their appearances, the probable cause affidavit states.

Seward searched the vehicle where he found a pink purse that had four syringes and a spoon inside a cigarette pack. The report said two syringes had liquid in them and all four had signs of being used. The spoon had a broken handle with burn markings on the bottom and a small piece of cotton on the top, the affidavit said.

Dill told Seward all items belonged to him. He told Seward the liquid in the syringes was heroin, but that he was not under the influence of anything and had forgotten they were in there, according to the affidavit.

The passenger was released.

Dill was charged March 6 with unlawful possession of a syringe, a Level 6 felony; driving while suspended, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor.