K-9 Leads to Probable Cause Search of a vehicle which leads to ARREST in Murfreesboro

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A large sum of cash, marijuana and two straws with cocaine residue on them was seized during a recent traffic stop in Murfreesboro.

32-Year old Terrance M. Dunnaway was the passenger in a car that was pulled over for failing to stop before pulling onto the road. During the stop, Murfreesboro Police asked for permission to search the vehicle, but they were told “No.” Police then brought in a K9 that alerted authorities to the front driver and passenger doors. After the K9 made the alert of possible drugs present, police conducted a “Probable Cause Search” of the car. Probable cause is the legal standard by which a police officer has the right to conduct a personal or property search. 

Upon further investigation, the female driver of the vehicle allegedly had three small baggies of marijuana and two blunt’s in her bra. She told officers that Dunnaway convinced her to hide the marijuana when they were pulled over. Dunnaway then admitted ownership of the marijuana.


Upon searching Dunnaway, police found that he had over $2,000 in cash in his front two pockets. The money was seized after he admitted that he sales “a little bit,” referring to drug sales. Officers also seized two cell phones.

After being booked on Monday evening, Dunnaway was released on bond Tuesday morning. He will appear in court this September. He faces charges for delivering or selling a schedule six drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and he was served a warrant for violating his probation.


The female was cited for driving on a suspended license and allowed to leave. 


MPD Arrest Report #14-13258


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