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Two face drug charges after car stopped for no lights

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Two were arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop Monday night, Shelbyville police said.

Michael Charles Leverette, 19, of Deer Point Road allowed officer Cody Swift to search his vehicle after being stopped for driving without headlights on South Cannon Boulevard.

Swift said he found a Lorazepam pill -- a prescription sedative -- under passenger Christopher Matthew Plants, 24, of another Deer Point road address. Plants told Swift the pill was not his.

State Trooper Barry Qualls' drug dog Moses alerted on the vehicle. Qualls found a small bottle containing a green leafy substance Swift listed as "Shake." Leverette told police the substance belonged to Plants.

A roach clip and half-empty bottle of vodka were found in the vehicle and Diazepam and Alprazolam pills -- both prescription anti-anxiety drugs -- in Plants' clothing, Swift said.

Leverette was charged with possession of a schedule IV drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, underage possession of alcohol and violation of the vehicle light law. He posted $7,500 bond.

Plants, charged with possession of a schedule IV drug, was released on $2,500 bond.

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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.

* Nicholas Lee Byrom, 30, Donelson; theft of property; held, $20,000 bond

* Alicia Marie Gonzalez, 32, Springdale Avenue; possession of schedule VI drug with intent to sell; released, $1,500 bond

* Michael Charles Leverette, 19, Deer Point Road; possession of drug paraphernalia, underage possession of alcohol, possession of schedule IV drug, light law; released, $7,500 bond

* Christopher Matthew Plants, 24, Deer Point Road; possession of schedule IV drug; released, $2,500 bond