Cell phone revealed evidence of drug sales in traffic stop

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Police got consent to search the phone of a recently pulled over subject in Murfreesboro and found texts and photos regarding the purchase and sale of large amounts of illegal drugs, according to a police report released on Thursday morning.

When authorities stopped 26-year old Antonio Lamar Alexander for a seat belt violation, officers say that he identified himself as "Shane Beasley." A short investigation revealed his real name which led to the finding that his license was suspended for failing to pay child support with two prior offenses.

During the stop, Officer Allen Slater asked for permission to search the car. Permission was granted and police found rolling papers and a digital scale with marijuana residue on it. At that point police asked to take a look at Alexander's cell phone. A police report that WGNS obtained on Thursday stated, "A consent search of his phone revealed texts and pictures regarding the purchase and sale of large amounts of illegal drugs."

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While charges of drug possession were not filed due to a lack of evidence in the car, his phone was seized. Alexander was charged with "Driving on a Suspended License" for the third time, "Criminal Impersonation" for lying to police about his identity and "Possession of Drug Paraphernalia" for having digital scales with marijuana residue on them.

Alexander will be in court on July 14, 2015. He was booked under a $4,500 bond and later relased after making bail.

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MPD Arrest Report #15-9416

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