Bobbie Larkin stored drugs in backpack of 7-year-old son; charged under Haley’s Law

35-year-old Bobbie Larkin told her 7-year-old son to grab his backpack as they exited the vehicle during a traffic stop after police had observed her conducting a drug deal just moments before. Inside the child’s backpack, detectives located 4.6 grams of cocaine, Oxycodone pills, and ammunition for the handgun that was stored in the glove box. During the traffic stop, Larkin also gave police consent to search her home, which was 2 miles away. Detectives froze the home, and she was brought to her residence to sign the consent form. A search of the home resulted in the seizure of nearly one pound of marijuana, digital scales, Xanax pills, 2 grams of cocaine, and multiple firearms. Larkins is being prosecuted under “Haley’s Law,” which could result in a 15-25 year sentence to serve just on the child abuse charge.

14 Xanax Bars: Desiree Ivey charged with felony possession with intent after drug transaction

18-year-old Desiree Ivey is free on pre-trial release after Metro Nashville Police stopped a vehicle she was in with Austin Watts, which was observed by undercover detectives at it was involved in a drug transaction at a West Nashville Thornton’s. Though Austin claimed his one-ounce baggie of marijuana from the vehicle, a search of the Tahoe revealed 14 Xanax bars in a blue purse located in Ivey’s seat, along with $140 in cash. She claimed the purse and drugs belonged to her Aunt.

Austin Watts jailed after admitting a 1-ounce baggie of marijuana was his

Metro Nashville Police were conducting surveillance at the Thorntons on Charlotta Pike when they observed a hand-to-hand transaction between people in two vehicles. They approached the driver of one of the vehicles, 21-year-old Austin Watts, and briefly spoke with him while his passenger, Desiree Ivey, also spoke to officers and admitted to marijuana being in the vehicle after officers claimed to smell it. She produced a 1-ounce bag of marijuana Watts later admitted the marijuana was his and was taken into custody and charged with simple possession of marijuana.

Meredith Wickstrom says mushrooms & marijuana in her bag with her ID at shady motel aren’t hers

Metro Nashville Police were patrolling the parking lot of the Super 8 motel in Hermitage in the early hours of Wednesday morning when they observed a vehicle parked in the rear parking lot with two people inside, one of which was the driver, 22-year-old Meredith Wickstrom. As officers approached the vehicle, they observed a rolled joint in the center cupholder, and the male passenger had a grinder in his hand. Wickstrom consented to a search of the vehicle, which yielded 16 grams of mushrooms, 10 grams of marijuana, a black scale, and several baggies – all in a fanny pack with Wicktrom’s state-issued ID. She claimed those were not her drugs in her fanny pack with her ID.

Mending Hearts co-founder Charlotte Frierson arrested on a plethora of drug charges with stolen gun

Police conducted a welfare check on a woman who appeared to be unconscious inside a parked, but running, vehicle at a Conference Drive hotel early Monday morning. Inside was 43-year-old Charlotte Ann Frierson with a silver canister between her legs with obvious drugs and paraphernalia within view. As one officer pushed the front of the car to rock it, another knocked on her window, eventually waking her up. A loaded .38 revolver, which was stolen, fell from her pocket as she exited the vehicle, and officers conducted a search. Inside the vehicle, they located a good scale with white residue, five baggies of crack cocaine (82g), 2 baggies of meth (12g), marijuana (12g), Fentanyl (31g), 21 Oxycodone pills, 100 plastic baggies, three crack pipes, a baby bottle converted to a bong, baking soda packaged as a drug (18g), and $885 in cash. Though mostly erased from current versions of its website, a Tennessean article archives that Charlotte ‘Char’ Grant Frierson was a co-founder of the Mending Hearts recovery program in Nashville, with her partner Trina Frierson.

DUI: Ariel Thomas says she took Percocet & swigs from Paul Masson whiskey bottle

23-year-old Ariel Thomas was stopped for speeding and during the interaction with an officer, she admitted to “drinking a swig” from an open bottle of Paul Masson Whiskey, which she was carrying in a pouch on her shirt, and taking a Percocet. A second empty bottle of whiskey was also in the vehicle, along with other various open containers of alcohol. Also found in the vehicle was a small amount of marijuana and a loaded Taurus pistol. What wasn’t found was a valid license to drive, as she currently didn’t have one issued to her.

Colorado Tourist Joshua Shannon unable to pay tab at Honky Tonk Central in downtown Nashville

40-year-old Joshua Shannon, of Grand Junction, CO, is free on pre-trial release after Metro Nashville Police say he ran up a bar tab of $289.34 at Honky Tonk Central on Broadway in downtown Nashville and was unable to pay it. Officers responded to the venue just before 6 p.m. Thursday, where he attempted to pay using all four credit cards, each of which was declined. During his arrest for theft of services, officers recovered and charged him with a small amount of marijuana in his pants pocket.

‘Son of the South’ Joshua Carney charged with DUI in Nashville after using weed & alcohol before driving

30-year-old ‘Son of the South’ Joshua Carney, a paraplegic man turned motivational speaker who appeared on shows such as Swamp People & Southern Boyz, was arrested in Nashville over the weekend after admittedly drinking and using marijuana prior to driving and getting into an accident while attempting to park between a tour bus and a dumpster in downtown Nashville.

DUI: Rapping Realtor Houston Parks says he got high “minutes before driving” — Weed & Cocaine

35-year-old Nashville Rapper & Franklin Realtor Houston Parks told Metro Nashville Police he smoked marijuana “minutes before driving,” according to an arrest warrant obtained by Scoop: Nashville overnight. He also confirmed the powder in his pocket was cocaine. Parks maintains an active real estate license with the state despite a 2006 DUI and drug possession charges, a 2007 charge for selling ‘woo’ (fake cocaine) and fleeing from police, a 2009 MNPD Undercover Information operation that caught him with a felony amount of cocaine, and yet another DUI charge in 2010. Warning: his Soundcloud link is in the story.

Joseph Crutchfield charged with drag racing & marijuana in Nashville’s street racing initiative crackdown

Metro Nashville Police Officers working the “Street Racing Initiative” say they observed 24-year-old Joseph Crutchfield III racing another vehicle and passing cars on Murfreesboro Pike near Morton Lane. He was traveling at high rates of speed. Police caught up with him on the 3700 block of Nolensville Pike and conducted a traffic stop to take him into custody. During an inventory search of his vehicle, a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia was located, for which he was also charged.