Stop for speeding results in marijuana arrest

Police pulled over a vehicle for driving almost 20 mph over the speed limit and arrested the driver after smelling marijuana.

Nashville Police Officer Michael Addison conducted the traffic stop June 22 on East State Road 46 near the Brown County Law Enforcement Center after clocking the vehicle driving 62 mph in a 45 mph zone.

The driver Jeremy A. Denny, 19, Greenwood, told Addison he had marijuana and a bowl in his car after he was asked about the smell, the probable cause affidavit states.

Denny was placed in handcuffs as Addison and Lt. Mike Moore with the Brown County Sheriff’s Department conducted the search.

The search yielded a glass jar with 13 ounces of marijuana wrapped in a jacket on the rear passenger floorboard. Police also found plastic bags containing a total of about three ounces of marijuana; a metal bowl packed with marijuana; and an ink pen-sized metal tool with a sharpened pick end with marijuana residue on it, the police report said.

Addison also reported in his affidavit that a plastic bag with a pink pill in it was found; it was later identified as Oxycodone.

Denny was arrested and booked into jail.

By the time the officer discovered the pill was Oxycodone, which is a Schedule II controlled substance, Denny was about to post bond and be released from jail. Addison reported that he left charging Denny for the pill up to the prosecutor since Denny was cooperative, the affidavit states.

On June 29, Denny was charged with two misdemeanors for possessing paraphernalia and marijuana.