A large sum of cash in three different bundles along with heroin were recently seized during a traffic stop in Murfreesboro.
Police pulled over 31-year old Cody Allen Brown on Sloan Street because he was not wearing his seat belt, according to the police report that WGNS obtained on Thursday. During the stop police asked for permission to search his vehicle. Brown said no. A Narcotics K-9 Officer arrived on the scene and allowed his dog to walk around the vehicle. The report shows the dog alerted on the driver’s side door. Officer Harris with the MPD then conducted a “probable cause” search and located a small amount of heroin inside a folded up piece of paper. The driver then acknowledged that the drug in his vehicle was indeed heroin.
As the search continued, police found three bundles of cash that was located in a backpack belonging to Brown. Sgt. Jones responded to the scene and asked Brown for permission to search his residence that he shares with passenger Betsy Jane Woodruff. Brown gave consent and police headed to his home on Middleborough Court.
Once at the home, Brown led police to his bedroom where a jar of marijuana was located along with another large sum of cash. He then opened a safe that also contained cash and drug paraphernalia. A large bag of hashish was found in the living room.
A total of $6,000 in cash was seized along with a 2002 Dodge Durango. Brown now faces felony drug possession charges and Woodruff, who is 53-years of age, was charged with simple possession of marijuana charges. She is also being held for on charges in Maury County. Those charges are also drug related, according to the arrest report.
MPD Arrest Report #14-12413 A, B
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office