Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Cursing Leads to Drug Charges
If you're going to curse at a police officer, it probably helps if you're not carrying drugs at the time. Cookeville police officer Mitch Harrington was patrolling near Belle Acres Golf Course Monday afternoon when someone in a car that was driving by stuck his head out of the window and yelled a curse containing the "F" word. Harrington says the shout was heard by several individuals standing outside a nearby business, so he pulled the vehicle over to at least question the passenger. As it turns out, that passenger -- identified as 20-year-old Tadashi Ryan Erekson of Colorado Springs, Colo., allegedly had a small plastic bag of marijuana that could be seen in his left rear pocket and a pack of rolling papers in his wallet. He was charged with possessing drugs and drug paraphernalia and booked under a $1,500 bond.