Bonnaroo a bust for motorists
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 2:26 pm
In the first incident, Investigators Brown and Gullett spotted a black, four-door Toyota Corolla traveling at 69 mph in the 55 mph speed limit on John Bragg Highway.
"Upon making contact with the driver (Jackson Rockwell Smith) he advised that he did not realize the speed limit was 55 until he saw the blue lights in his mirror,'' Brown reported.
"I asked why he had a Tennessee license and a Georgia tag and he said he was from Georgia but was living in Nashville going to school and he and his friend (Ryan Jacob Wood) were on their way to Bonnaroo," the investigator said.
Both men denied having any drugs in their possession and told the officers they could search their vehicle as long as "we didn't pull any of their stuff out," he said.
Deputy McGee and canine Sony responded to the traffic stop and after questioning the driver admitted to having marijuana in the trunk of the car. Officers discovered two Tupperware containers under the trunk's carpet. A small bag of marijuana was in one container and two large buds (approximate weight was 5 grams) were found in the other along with a grinder and glass pipe.
The officers gave a simple possession of marijuana citation to Wood. Smith was charged with simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding.
"I made contact with the driver (Megan Cassity Nizzi}and she advised they had just driven all the way from Iowa and she was tired. I asked where they were heading to and she advised they were on their way to a hotel in McMinnville for the night and then going to Bonnaroo in the morning," Brown said.