A Murfreesboro man was arrested shortly after he told police he had only a small amount of marijuana in his possession.
On Tuesday, Officer Phillips was patrolling the Academy Street area when he came in contact with 23-year old John Woodard. Officer Phillips wrote in an arrest report, “When asked if Mr. Woodard had any illegal items upon his person he immediately admitted to possessing a small amount of marijuana upon his person.” Police searched Woodard and found 20-individual bags of marijuana, according to the report that was filed on Tuesday. A scale and rolling papers were also located.
Woodard now faces a felony charge of a schedule 6 drug and possession of drug paraphernalia charge. He will appear in court this June.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Woodard is still behind bars at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
Murfreesboro Police Department
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office