An object thrown from a car led to a drug bust Sunday, March 5.
According to Overton County Sheriff’s Department, a green car with two male occupants was going south on Cookeville Highway when Deputy Terry Frady observed it swerving from side to side in its lane.
“As I followed the car up the on ramp of Monterey Highway, I observed a white ball that appeared to be in a clear baggie exit the driver side of the vehicle,” Dep. Frady’s report states. “I then made a stop on the vehicle for throwing stuff out the window.”
When asked about the item thrown from the vehicle, the driver, James Ryan Handy, denied that anything was thrown from the car.
“He wanted to see the video of that,” Dep. Frady’s report states.
Deputy Stilts and Deputy Gonzales went to the area where the object had been thrown out of the car. A baggie containing 11.15 grams of white crystal-like substance believed to be Methamphetamine was retrieved, according to the report.
Upon being informed of the recovery of the baggie, Dep. Frady placed Handy and his passenger, Jerry Allen Mathis under arrest.
A search of the vehicle reportedly produced scales, baggies in a black case, and three syringes that were located in the glovebox.
Handy reportedly told Dep. Frady that he used the scales to weigh coins, “and the syringes were for his Subutex prescription that he has.”
A small baggie of Methamphetamine was also allegedly found in the trunk.
James Ryan Handy, 40, of Livingston, was charged with Manufacturing, Delivery, Sale, or Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving While in Possession of Methamphetamine, and Fabricating/Tampering with Evidence.
Jerry Allen Mathis, 59, of Livingston, was also charged with Manufacturing, Delivery, Sale, or Possession of Methamphetamine.
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