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.
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.
19-year-old Connor Cunningham was at the gas pump at a Murfreesboro Pike gas station when an officer observed his front seat passenger appear to be overdosing with their head tilted back and eyes rolling backward. Concerned for their well-being, the officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop; however, Cunningham exited the parking lot, drove on the street, and pulled back into the parking lot while going very slow and attempting to wake the overdosing passenger while exchanging an item hand to hand. As medical arrived to assist, the passenger admitted they were both under the influence of several Xanax bars at the time. A vehicle search revealed 12 grams of a crystal substance in three baggies, believed to be methamphetamine, and a clear baggy with 2 grams of a tan substance believed to be heroin.
52-year-old Mark Powell was driving on I-24 just before lunch Tuesday as he left his lane and made contact with another vehicle, causing them both to pull to the side of the interstate to file a report. The driver of the impacted vehicle contacted THP, stating that Powell was “not acting right” and was possibly intoxicated. Trooper Priest arrived and Powell claimed there was a deer on the interstate and he swerved to avoid it, but was unable to do so and impacted the deer. However, the other driver stated no deer was present. He then said he ran into the truck and not the deer, then seemed really confused about dates and times, and was holding onto his car for balance. He admitted to taking Xanax and Oxycodone, and states his medicines sometimes cause him to hallucinate.
23-year-old Mira Sean Kloepfel is charged with child endangerment (under eight years of age) and drug possession after police say she overdosed inside of a vehicle while her child was in the back seat. Once revived with Narcan, Kloepfel admitted she was using Fentanyl mixed with Xanax, which police found the remainder of inside her purse. A judicial commissioner set her bond at $27,500.
30-year-old Molly New told officers she had “a sip or two” of wine, along with at least one Xanax bar that she got from “an undisclosed person” prior to crashing her vehicle in Goodlettsville overnight. She initially claimed she didn’t have anything to drink at all, but was more forthcoming as the investigation continued. She performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was instead on her feet, had slurred speech, and was generally impaired to a point it was unsafe for her to be driving.
23-year-old Ryan Durocher told police he had 2 beers, 6 Percocet, and 7 Xanax, in the hours prior to crashing his 2002 Chevy Blazer. He consented to field sobriety tests and performed poorly according to the arresting officer. He was transported to Metro General for a blood draw and then booked into custody, charged with DUI.
24-year-old Kevin Tuttle is jailed on a $385,000 bond and a probation hold after Metro Nashville Police coordinated with Smyrna PD to take him into custody. After fleeing from Smyrna Police’s traffic stop, he took MNPD on a chase through the city in his Nissan Maxima from a Nolensville Rd Kroger through Antioch where he tossed out a safe with a large sum of money, all the way to Richard Jones Rd and Villa Place, all while being tracked by AirONE. Police would eventually recover 8 pounds of marijuana, 1.4 Kilos of Xanax, 324 LSD stamps, 62 grams of liquid THC, 243 grams of THC wax in 9 jars, and 88 grams of crystal meth. His mugshot was not immediately available before publication.