A suspect who told police he had just been released from 16 months in jail was charged with possessing 11.66 grams of marijuana following a traffic stop on Horse Mountain Road early Tuesday.
Jemeel Rodriguez Scruggs, 24, of Madison Street was being placed under arrest for driving on a suspended license when officer Jody Shelton spotted a bag containing the marijuana on the ground next to his patrol car. Scruggs had earlier asked if he could pull his pants up while being walked to Shelton's patrol car, then put his hands on his hips and "moved his hands around" without pulling up the pants, the report said.
Scruggs, who was initially stopped for allegedly running a stop sign without slowing at the Blue Ribbon Parkway-Perfection Drive intersection, was also charged with running a stop sign and not possessing proof of vehicle insurance. He posted $1,000 bond.
Candice Gamble told police she was driving 54 mph in a 30 mph zone Tuesday night on North Main Street because she was happy since it was her birthday.
But she spent the rest of her special day in Bedford County Jail after officers found an unprescribed Lortab and .41 grams of cocaine in her purse.
Gamble, 26, told police she had snorted a line of cocaine and taken a Lortab before leaving her home city of Nashville. She tested .21 on a breath sample and was charged with possession of schedule II and III drugs, DUI, speeding and having no proof of vehicle insurance or registration.
She was being held on $26,000 bond Wednesday.
The doctor didn't do it.
But Adam Ross Nation, 25, Dow Drive, told police the marijuana and 139 Lortab pills they found in the SUV he was driving were given to him by his unnamed doctor.
Police talked to Nation, who they said was intoxicated, after looking for the SUV, which actually belonged to a friend who had reported it stolen. Nation was not charged with theft and the SUV was returned to the owner.
Nation was charged with possession of schedule IV and VI drugs and public intoxication. He was being held on $11,000 bond Tuesday.
* An estimated $1,500 worth of old brass vehicle key blanks in a tote bag were stolen from the back dock of Bargain Depot, East Depot Street, police said.
The bag weighed at least 200 pounds, according to the owner.
* An iPad left in a shopping cart at Kroger, North Main Street, was gone when the owner returned to retrieve it Monday night, police said.
The following were arrested since Monday by the Bedford County Sheriff's Department, Shelbyville Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol or 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force. They are only charged; guilt or innocence will be determined by the courts.
* James Leonard Stafford, 52, Warners Bridge Road; DUI (fourth offense); held, $30,000 bond
* Jack Lee Tubberville, 59, Paschal Road; check law; released, no bond
* Candice Nicole Gamble, 22, Nashville; possession of schedule II drug, possession of schedule III drug, DUI, speeding, financial responsibility, registration law; held, $26,000 bond
* Patricio Cortes Jiminez, 30, Barksdale Lane; violation of probation; released, no bond
* Walter Donald Lloyd, 37, White Road; theft of property; released, $10,000 bond
* Adam Ross Nation, 25, Dow Drive; public intoxication, possession of schedule VI drug, possession of schedule IV drug; held, $11,000 bond
* Heather Leann Prince, 25, Carlisle Avenue; DUI; released, $250 bond
* Christian Tanner Quinn, 21, Knoxville; violation of probation; released, $10,000 bond
* Jemeel Rodriguez Scruggs, 24, Madison Street; possession of schedule VI drug, driving on suspended license, running stop sign, financial responsibility; released, $1,000 bond