A Moore County man was arrested Saturday on drug charges after a traffic stop.
Tullahoma Police Officer Tommy Elliott said he was parked on College Street when he saw a woman carrying a small child get into a vehicle without placing the child in a safety seat.
The officer said the driver pulled onto the roadway and then “abruptly turned” into a church parking lot where a funeral was taking place. After the officer drove by, the driver pulled out of the lot.
Elliott then stopped the vehicle and when he approached it the driver, Jerril Duer, 55, of Cobb Hollow Road, Lynchburg, got out and walked toward Officer Elliott, who said he saw a clear “baggie” hanging from the waistline of Duer’s pants.
The officer also stated that he could smell the odor of marijuana and when he asked what was in the bag he was told that it was marijuana. Duer then allegedly told the officer that there was more marijuana in the center console of the car. Elliott reported that when he checked the console he found a bag containing marijuana as well as “rolling papers.”
In addition to the marijuana, Elliott also said he observed an infant in the rear safety seat that was not secured properly.
Duer was cited for a light law violation because a taillight was not working and a child restraint law violation. He was transported to the Coffee County Jail on additional charges of possession of Schedule VI drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.•