A traffic stop for a seatbelt violation led to additional charges dealing with drugs and alcohol. When Murfreesboro Officers stopped 20-year old Joshua K. Bush on Sloan Street for a registration violation and not wearing his seatbelt, police observed an open beer can in his cup holder. Having an open container of alcohol in a car is known as an “Open Container Violation” in Tennessee.
Officer J. Watson asked Bush to step out of the vehicle and that was when 9 individually packaged synthetic drug baggies were found. Several fixed blade knives were also found in the vehicle. During questioning, Bush reportedly admitted the knives and synthetic drugs were his.
The suspect, who is from LaVergne, was charged with manufacturing / delivering and or sales of a controlled substance. Because of the fixed blade knives, he was charged with the possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony.
The young man will face those charges head on this October in General Sessions Court.
MPD Arrest Report #13-17321