Thursday, July 23, 2009

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charge

A man who was stopped by Cookeville police for having a blue tinted cover on his license plate ended up being arrested on a charge of possessing drugs for re-sale. Police officer Josh Ward says the car was violating a state law which prohibits people from having their tags obscured. When he pulled the vehicle over on N. Washington Ave., he noticed that the driver -- identified as 23-year-old Emmitt Daryl Taylor Jr. -- appeared to extremely nervous. A K-9 unit was called to the scene and "indicated" on the vehicle, which led police to conduct a search. They claim they found more than 63 grams of marijuana in a number of different bags in the car. They also say Taylor, who works part-time, had nearly $1,300 in cash on him and that his cell phone was full of text messages from would-be customers. The money, the car, and a handgun found in the trunk of the vehicle were all seized. He'll be in court on the charge Aug. 8.