Deputies Make Arrests For Meth Possession, Public Intoxication

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Deputies with the Cannon County Sheriff's Department charged a McMinnville man with drug possession last week, and a Woodbury man with public intoxication after he fell off a porch.

Drug Possession

Deputy Matthew Parsley was on routine patrol on June 26 when he pulled into the State Park east of Woodbury at about 10:16 p.m. and noticed a red Volkswagon sitting stationary. He approached the vehicle and observed a white male in the driver's seat become very nervous.

The white male, later identified as Floyd David Kirby, 656 North Spring St., McMinnville, was observed attempting to displace a small blue bag containing a white powdery substance.

Parsley reported that Kirby immediately grabbed his wallet and gave Parsley his license. Parsley observed that Kirby was shaking uncontrollably and and appeared very nervous. Parsley asked Kirby if he wanted to, to step out of the vehicle to talk. Kirby did, and when he exited the vehicle Parsley observed the blue bag containing the white powdery substance sitting in the front seat in plain view.

Parsley asked Kirby if he would consent to a search of the vehicle, and Kirby agreed to do so. Parsley took the small bag of white powdery substance from the vehicle and asked Kirby to have a seat in his patrol unit.

During the search of the vehicle, Deputy Eric Moss discovered a small metal container containing four klonopin and two valium which were identified by a drug book. Deputy Brandon Mims also field tested the white powdery residue and it was identified as methamphatimine.

Parsley also discovered a Colt Pony .380 caliber hand gun in a book that had been hollowed out. Kirby was read his rights and then stated he bought the methamphetamine at Nashville Shores that day and was having relationship problems with his girlfriend, Amanda Brower. Kirby said he was going to smoke the meth alone and that Brower had no knowledge of the actions about to take place.

Kirby was transported to jail and charged with possession of Schedule II methamphetamine, simple possession, possession of Schedule IV drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of the open container law.

Public Intoxication

Deputies Brandon Gullett and Matt Parsley went to 1894 Petty Gap Rd., Woodbury, at 5:39 a.m. on June 26 on a report of a physical domestic violence. Brandy Prater advised Gullet that Christopher Steven Reed, 2832 Petty Gap Rd., had been drinking all night and had fallen off the porch.

Prater then stated she had gotten Reed back into the residence at which time he became violent, started fighting with her, hitting her in the mouth, and then she fell, causing scratches on her arms.

Gullet then had Deputy Parsley drive down the road and see if he could make contact with the subject walking down Petty Gap Rd., while Gullett advised Prater of her rights as a domestic violence victim, to which she stated she did not want to press charges on Reed, she just wanted him to leave.

Reed was then spotted running up the driveway and into the woods behind the house. Once located he had the odor of an intoxicating beverage coming from his person and he was arrested for public intoxication and transported to the Cannon County Jail.
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