Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Cocaine Burger

Drug possession charges have been filed against a Jackson County man who allegedly tried to hide a stash of cocaine inside a hamburger he was eating. Cookeville police say it happened during a traffic stop on Willow Avenue. Officer Brandon Tayes says he pulled over the vehicle because neither the driver, nor the passenger were wearing seatbelts. According to police, the passenger, 22-year-old Austin Ryan Garrett of Gainesboro, was found to have a set of scales. They say a search of the vehicle also included a search of the burger Garrett was eating, and allege that two bags of powder cocaine were inside the burger. Ryan was charged with possession of drugs for resale, and several hundred dollars in cash he was carrying on him was seized.