Taylor McEwen admits to “smoking weed every day” during traffic stop

Taylor McEwen admits to “smoking weed every day” during traffic stop

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22-year-old Taylor McEwen was jailed Wednesday evening when police pulled over a silver 4-door Chevy Sedan with a broken taillight on Harrison Road after they observed it turn into a Save A Lot grocery store, park, and immediately leave without using a turn signal. When police ran the tags, it showed that one of the owners had an outstanding warrant from a different county. Before stopping, the driver committed another traffic violation by running through a red light. A warrant from Sumner County was discovered after identifying McEwen as the passenger and running his name. When McEwen was taken into custody, 9 grams of marijuana were located in his pocket, along with a black rifle located under the seat. The rifle had a full magazine and a round in the chamber. The rifle was pointed in the direction of the backseat where a two-year-old child was sleeping. McEwen admitted to “smoking marijuana every day,” which deemed him a habitual user. Under federal law, habitual drug users are prohibited from possessing a firearm. McEwen has a history of gun-related charges, including a previous incident in 2021 for felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Taylor Darrington McEwen (MNPD)
Taylor Darrington McEwen (MNPD)

Taylor Darrington McEwen of Wallace Road in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on November 15th, charged with possession or casual exchange. He is free on a 1,000 bond.

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