According to a report filed Wednesday by deputy Jeremy Guthrie of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, he saw a black Toyota traveling west on 6th Street.
A brake light was not working properly on the car, according to Guthrie.
He performed a traffic stop and made contact with the drivers and passengers.
Chase Christian was the driver of the vehicle. Guthrie asked for IDs from all the passengers and the driver.
One person in the car provided Guthrie with a false name and while the deputy checked with the local 911 Center he continued his investigation.
Guthrie reportedly smelled a strong odor of what he suspected was marijuana.
Guthrie recognized the person who had given him the false name.
James Cantrell was taken into custody and later charged with giving a false report and simple possession of Schedule VI drugs after Guthrie found out he and Christian had bought the alleged marijuana earlier in the day.
Christian was issued a state citation for simple possession of Schedule VI drugs and is expected to appear in court Dec. 15.
n Bradley County detectives are following up on a case involving a Social Security check being taken from the victim’s mailbox earlier this week.
According to deputy Matt Landolt, he went to a 2nd Street apartment and spoke with Caroline Romines, who said her check was taken from her mailbox either Monday or Tuesday.
Romines was unable to verify if the stolen check had been cashed, according to the report.
Investigation is ongoing.
n Three people were arrested and charged with drug violations after their vehicle was stopped on Georgetown Road.
William Charles Huggins, 37, Kisha M. Stiles and Ricky A. Huggins, 44, were all charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop by Cleveland Police officer Cody Hinson.
Hinson stopped the driver of the vehicle, William Huggins, after he suspected the window tint was not within Tennessee Code allowance.
After determining the windows were allegedly too dark, William Huggins was asked if Sgt. Andy Ratcliff could check the vehicle for illegal narcotics or other items.
Consent to search was given by the driver and Ratcliff found a black bag under the vehicle’s seat containing several hypodermic needles, a set of digital scales and approximately 2 grams of suspected methamphetamine. There was also a notebook which appeared to have alleged narcotics transactions recorded.
Ratcliff also located small baggies typically used to distribute narcotics, according to the report filed by Hinson.
The alleged offenders had just left a motel room, according to the report. Officers were also allowed to conduct a search there, locating several more syringes and other items commonly used in narcotics trafficking.
All three were take to the Bradley County Jail and booked on the charges.
William Huggins was also charged with the window tint violation, according to Hinson.