Three individuals were questioned during a traffic stop that turned up an AR – 15 and a pickle jar full of marijuana. The traffic stop unfolded on Journey Drive shortly after a “shots fired” call was reported. Police stopped the car in question because it matched the description of the possible suspect.
All three occupants were asked if anything illegal was in the car and all three said no. The operator of the car then gave police permission to search it. That was when police found the AR – 15, a fully loaded magazine, two bottles of marijuana, digital scales, and an air soft gun with the orange safety tip painted to make it appear real.
23-Year old Jacques Smith told police the items in question belonged to him and that he would accept responsibility for them. As a result, he now faces felony marijuana possession charges, possession of drug paraphernalia, and illegal possession of a firearm while in possession of a felony amount of drugs and possession of a prohibited weapon (misdemeanor). He will appear in court on June 26, 2014. The other two subjects were allowed to leave. No charges will be filed against them.
MPD Arrest Report #14-9361
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office