On Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, deputy Jarrod Lyons of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department initiated a traffic stop at approximately 5:13 p.m. on a 1999 Chevrolet Lumina due to the vehicle exhibiting a busted passenger side tail light.
Deputy Lyons made contact with 21-year-old Zachary D. Goosetree of Franklin. Also occupying the vehicle was 18-year-old Amanda K. Coffey of Franklin, 20-year-old Leslie N. McClain of Portland, Tenn. and a young juvenile female in a car seat.
Goosetree was extremely nervous and was operating the vehicle without an operators license.
Lyons requested the assistance of the Russellville Police Department. Officer Chris Bellar and his canine Jaxx responded to conduct an exterior sniff of the vehicle.
Canine Jaxx exhibited a positive alert on the vehicle, detecting the odor of illegal drugs. Further investigation revealed numerous illegal drugs and items of illegal drug paraphernalia, including three used syringes located inside the vehicle.
Goosetree was taken into custody and lodged in the Logan County Detention Center under charges of no operators-moped license, failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance 1st offense, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance 1st degree (opiates), and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Deputy Lyons was assisted on scene by Sgt. Clint Wright of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department, officer Chris Bellar, officer Greg Bellar and Canine Jaxx, all of the Russellville Police Department.