Traffic stops lead to drug arrests

By OJ Stapleton -

Two traffic stops this week led to the arrest of four individuals on drug related charges.

On Tuesday, July 21 at 7:48 p.m., Deputy Kyler Harvey of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop on a white 1998 Chevrolet Astro van on West 9th Street in the area of Nashville Street. During the traffic stop, Harvey located methamphetamine, prescription medications and items of drug paraphernalia.

As a result of the investigation, the driver, 31-year-old Timothy R. Lyon of Russellville, was arrested and lodged in the Logan County Detention Center on charges of careless driving, failure to notify change of address to department of transportation, failure to produce an insurance card, possession of a controlled substance second degree, prescription controlled substance not in proper container, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs.

Harvey was assisted on the scene by Detective Tim Burnett, Sgt. Mike Reeser and officer Casey Steenbergen all of the Russellville Police Department and deputy Jarrod Lyons of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department.

And on Monday, July 20, at 10:36 a.m., Sheriff Wallace Whittaker initiated a traffic stop on a 1994 Eagle Talon int he WalMart Parking lot in Russellville.

Upon speaking with the three occupants of the vehicle, Whittaker noticed that all three were nervous and evasive with his questioning, according to a police report. He then called the Russellville Police Department to assist and officer Chris Bellar and canine Jaxx arrived on the scene to conduct a canine search of the vehvle.

The dog alerted officers that drugs were present and a further search was conducted.

Whittaker and deputies located items of drug paraphernalia, hypodermic needles and a small amount of methamphetamine.

It was also discovered that one of the occupants was wanted by the state of Tennessee for outstanding warrants. None of the suspects admitted to having knowledge of the drugs and paraphernalia and were arrested on the scene. They were John B. Livezey, 27 of Clarksville, Tenn., Tamera L. Dennis, 19 of Dover, Tenn., and Nicole R. Trujillo, 34 of Nashville. They were each charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.

By OJ Stapleton

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