Man faces meth, weapons charges
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 1:45 pm
A Woodbury man faces meth and weapon charges following a traffic stop by Cannon County Sheriff's Department.
Investigator Brandon Gullett was traveling south on Highway 53S when he received a bolo (be on the lookout) for a stolen four wheeler when he passed a blue van heading north. The van was pulling a trailer with a four wheeler on it.
Gullett pulled the van over and approached the driver's side and made contact with David Leon Foster Jr. A woman, identified as Megan Simmons, was in the passenger side of the van.
"I then asked both Megan and David to step out of the vehicle. Once outside I had them step back to the front of my patrol vehicle. I then noticed David was acting very nervous about some-thing," Gullett reported.
Foster told the officer he had a gun.
"I then asked him to put his hands up and to tell me where the gun was located," Gullett said. Foster told Gullett the handgun was located between the driver's seat and the center console.
Gullett then called for backup and Deputy Jordan McGee responded.
Foster was then searched and officers found three clear baggies of a white crystal powder that field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
A search of the van uncovered a loaded High Point 9mm pistol.
Foster was then asked about the four wheeler. He initially said the couple went to an address on Todd Road and picked it up.
However, Gullett recognized the ATV.
"I then advised David that the four wheeler belongs to Megan, but that it was locked up in a garage …. on Center Hill Road at Bryan Looper's residence, because I had secured the garage after arresting Bryan for manufacture of methamphetamine the week before this traffic stop," the investigator said.
The ATV was then released to Simmons and Foster was charged with possession of Schedule II drugs (Meth) and possession of a weapon with intent to go armed. A hearing is set for May 7 in General Sessions Court.