Expired Registration Leads to the Discovery of Methamphetamine, Cocaine, and Heroin

June 30, 2021

On June 13th, 2021, Sgt. Terrance Adams stopped a black Toyota Camry after checking registration which was expired. The driver, Ms. Aurea Hernandez had an active warrant out of Sumner County for previous drug charges and a weapon charge. The passenger, identified as Mr. Erik Barajas, and Ms. Hernandez were asked to exit the vehicle. She gave consent for a search of vehicle. Assisted by K-9 Sgt. Ridge Long, K-9 Sgt. Junior Fields, and Officer Dusten Holder with the Gordonsville Police department, a vehicle search was conducted.

The search revealed methamphetamine, 2 grams of Heroin, .5 grams of cocaine, two sets of digital scales, several baggies, 10.4 ounces of counterfeit methamphetamine, 6 Oxycodone pills, and 13 ecstasy pills. She also had a large sum of cash along with a handgun.

Both subjects were transported to the Smith County Jail for processing.

Ms. Aurea Hernandez is being charged with counterfeit controlled substance, possession of schedule I, MFG/DEL/SELL of controlled substance, possession of firearm during comission of felony, felony possession of drug paraphernalia

Mr. Erik Barajas is being charged with MFG/DEL/SELL of controlled substance, possession of firearm during commission of felony, possession of schedule II, Possession of schedule I, and counterfeit controlled substance.

Both are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.