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35-year-old Miranda Beth Murray was inside her vehicle and passed out behind the wheel near the Davidson County Clerk’s office on President Ronald Reagan Way South around 3 p.m. on February 1st. Medics had Murray on the ground, performing CPR on her when officers arrived. While medics assisted her, security advised officers that Murray had been unresponsive for a few hours before they noticed her, and when they tried to wake her up, she was breathing abnormally, so they busted the windows, removed her from the vehicle, and began CPR. Then, officers were informed that a dollar bill containing a white powdery substance and two straws with similar residue were found inside Murray’s car, the substance is believed to be Fentanyl. These items were in plain sight, giving officers probable cause for a search, which led to them locating a loaded Smith and Wesson handgun, an opioid rescue kit, a dose of Narcan, and a pill bottle for Penicillin that contained an orange pill. The pill was later identified as Suboxone. Murray was transported to the hospital while they collected the evidence and obtained a search warrant to get a sample of her blood for chemical testing. Murray was Mirandized, agreed to speak with officers, and admitted that the substance in the pill bottle was Suboxone. Murray was taken into custody for driving under the influence, possession of a handgun while under the influence, unlawful drug paraphernalia, and possession without a prescription.
Miranda Beth Murray was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on February 3rd, charged with DUI. A judicial commissioner set her bond at $1,000.
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