A Cadillac CTS was pulled over this past week (10/26/16) on Briley Parkway in Nashville for having an inoperative brake light which led to the seizure of six bags of crystal methamphetamine that weighed more than 13 pounds. The car was being driven by a Rutherford County woman.
Stopped was 36 year old Amber Gooden of Murfreesboro who was evidently un-receptive to questions from a Nashville Police Officer, prompting a check of the car by the officers canine partner. The K9 alerted to the presence of drug odor coming from the car. A subsequent search revealed the six bags of methamphetamine, weighing 2.2 pounds each, inside a gym bag on the rear floorboard.
Detectives from the Major Case Task Force of the Specialized Investigations Division followed up and worked with representatives from the Murfreesboro Police Department, TBI and DEA to execute a search warrant at Gooden's Murfreesboro home. Seized from the Murfreesboro address were six pounds of marijuana and a pistol that had been reported stolen.
Gooden is charged with possessing methamphetamine for resale. She is being held in the Metro Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.