A Cannon County man who claimed he was eating Sweet-tarts while stopped for a headlight violation faces charges of drugs.
According to sheriff's department reports, Cannon County Sheriff's Deputy Jordan McGee stopped a black Chevy Truck with one headlight on West Adams Street. When Deputy McGee approached the vehicle on the passenger side, the driver, identified as Andrew Scott Asbury of Old Prospect Road, was in the process of eating what appeared to be some yellow pills. Deputy McGee advised him to stop eating them and Asbury continued to chew the pills. Deputy McGee was able to retrieve a piece of a pill from his mouth and placed Asbury under arrest. Asbury claimed they were Sweettarts. Some of the pieces of the so called candy were placed in a container to be sent to a crime lab.
Asbury was charged with simple possession and destruction of evidence. He is set to appear in Cannon County General Sessions Court to answer to the charges on April 1st. Evidently, the deputy did not believe the small tablets really were Sweet-tarts.
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