Police pulled over a pizza delivery man on Wednesday morning in Murfreesboro for having expired tags and officers came to the conclusion that the 24-year old may be delivering more than just pizza.
The stop was made on Middle Tennessee Boulevard. When police approached the car being driven by Jacob Tyler Frary, the officer noted that the smell of marijuana, possibly coming from inside the vehicle, was very strong.
A police report shows that Officer Harris asked for permission to search the vehicle, but Frary said no. Officer Harris told the suspect that he had “Probable Cause” to search the vehicle because he could smell marijuana. Probable cause gives an officer of the law the right to make an arrest, conduct a search if evidence is present that would lead a reasonable person to believe that a suspect has committed a crime.
When police searched the vehicle the report shows that a glass jar filled with what appeared to be marijuana was located in the console. The report further states, “He admitted to me numerous times that he sells marijuana and that he also uses his car to deliver and sale marijuana out of it.”
Police seized the vehicle, the marijuana, cash and even his cell phone. The man was booked into the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center and was released several hours later on bond.
MPD Arrest Report #13-17147
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office