Dawaun Ransom busted with ‘purp,’ crystal meth, and a handgun

Dawaun Ransom busted with ‘purp,’ crystal meth, and a handgun

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32-year-old Dawaun Ransom was jailed on March 31st after he was seen making a hand-to-hand drug transaction out of his red dodge challenger around Stewarts Ferry Pike. Ransom made two right turns without signaling, and a traffic stop was made in the Bell Road parking lot. When police asked him if there were any drugs or firearms in the vehicle, he told them that he smoked weed and there were roaches in a cup in the center console area. Ransom was detained, and the vehicle search yielded 30 grams of “purp” (purple fentanyl/ heroin) wrapped in 1 gram aluminum foil packages for resale, 5.6 grams of meth, one scale, and 1 Taurus G3 9mm handgun.

Dawaun Ransom (MNPD)
Dawaun Ransom (MNPD)

Dawaun Herbert Ransom of Williams St in Inkster, MI, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on March 31st, charged with possession of a weapon during the commission of a dangerous felony, possession of a schedule I drug, possession of fentanyl, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $61,000.

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