186 Credit cards were discovered in a Select Inn motel room on S. Church Street in Murfreesboro after officers followed their nose to the scent of marijuana.
MPD Officers Carroll and Crow were on routine patrol when they smelled the odor that was strong enough to easily track down. Once at the motel room in question, they were actually granted permission to enter. Inside, they discovered the credit cards, a laptop computer, a credit card punch machine and a credit card scanner / embedder. Needless to say, the two suspects in question were quickly apprehended and charged with criminal simulation and simple possession of marijuana.
The marijuana, credit cards and equipment were all seized as evidence.
Arrested were 22-year old Aaron Perry from Michigan and 27-year old Hugh Slater, also from Michigan. Each were placed under a $100,000 bond. They may be in Murfreesboro for a while, their court date has been set for March 24, 2014.
MPD Incident Report #14-3064
MPD Arrest Reports #14-3064 A, B
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Booking