Cross country travelers stopped for faulty tail light resulting in methamphetamine charges

January 18, 2023
Brenda Miligan

On December 14th, Sergeant Junior Fields stopped a green 2022 Chrysler Van after observing the vehicle had no working tail lights. The two females indicated that they were traveling from California to Tennessee. The officer identified that the two had two marijuana cigarettes and a THC vape that said they bought in Arizona.

After searching the van eight grams of crystal meth, and two glass meth pipes were also found. One of the travelers identified as Ms. Bridgette Gough admitted all the drugs were hers.

She was placed under arrest and sent to the Smith County Jail for processing. After a further check of Ms. Gough´s criminal history, it was found she had prior drug convictions in California.