A Smyrna man is facing multiple drug-related charges after he was allegedly caught with prescription drugs and marijuana Friday when police pulled him over for speeding on Medical Center Parkway.
Thomas L. Ralls, 24, has been charged with driving under the influence, possession of a Schedule IV substance, possession of a Schedule VI substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report.
“I observed a vehicle that was speeding, traveling 67 mph in a posted 40-mph zone,” Officer Kenneth White reported. “The vehicle also had a registration violation. The license plate did not match the vehicle. I then conducted a traffic stop.”
As he was speaking with Ralls during the traffic stop, he smelled a “strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle,” White reported, adding Ralls also smelled of alcohol and “spoke with a slurred speech.”
When Ralls was taken into custody after failing to complete field sobriety tests as demonstrated, his car and belongings were searched.
“Upon searching the vehicle, there was a glass jar in the center console that contained a green leafy material, believed to be marijuana,” White reported. “There was also a Ziploc bag that had seven Xanax bars inside it.”
White reported he also found a glass pipe in the rear floorboard behind the passenger’s seat, which had burnt marijuana residue inside it.
Ralls was booked into the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where he was charged accordingly, and held on a $5,500 bond. He is scheduled to appear May 17 in General Sessions Court.