Meth and a sawed off shotgun were located in a car during a domestic disturbance call that Murfreesboro Police received. The incident unfolded around 3:30, Monday afternoon (10/10/17).
Police were called to the area of Walmart on South Rutherford Boulevard Monday to investigate the reported disturbance. Once on the scene, contact was made with a man and a woman in a Honda sedan.
The female in the car claimed that she and the male had been arguing. The male passenger, who allegedly gave police false names, claimed to be from Mississippi. The man also confirmed the two were arguing.
During conversations with the duo, police noted in a report that they could smell marijuana. So, a probable cause search was conducted.
Inside the trunk of the small sedan, police found a shotgun that had the barrel and buttstock sawed off. Of course, such a modified weapon is considered to be an illegal weapon in Tennessee. A search also revealed a marijuana grinder and a white crystal substances in a clear plastic bag. Two officers on the scene identified the substance as meth.
The female in the Honda said the gun was not hers and it was placed in her trunk by a man she transported to Kentucky. The woman also said that the meth was not hers.
Regardless of who owned what, both 28-year-old James T. Thomas and 33-year-old Jennifer M. Gallo were charged with possession of a prohibited weapon. Gallo was also charged with simple possession of a schedule two drug while Thomas was charged for giving false names to authorities.
The two will appear in court this December.
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