(Smith County Insider Press) – On December 17, 2019, Officer Hugo Teasley observed a truck traveling on Highway 25 with its tag not illuminated. Officer Teasley initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver of the vehicle, James Ramey (47, Normandy, TN).
According to the police report, Ramey appeared to be very nervous while speaking with Officer Teasley. Ramey was asked to step out of the vehicle, and he agreed. At this time, Ramey stated that he did not have a driver’s license. A check with dispatch revealed that Ramey’s license had been revoked on 6/18/19 for financial responsibility and that Ramey had an active warrant out of Coffee County for failure to appear.
According to the police report, Officer Teasley asked Ramey if he could search both him and his vehicle, and Ramey agreed. A search of the vehicle uncovered a pill bottle containing 3 baggies of methamphetamine (6 grams), 4 empty baggies, 31 Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride 5mg pills, 1 Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone pill, a glass pipe containing residue, and a Polymer80 9mm firearm. At that time, Ramey informed Officer Teasley that he was a convicted felon, and a check with dispatch confirmed that fact.
Ramey is charged with felony possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substances, driving on revoked, possession of a legend drug without a prescription, mfg/del/sell controlled substance, possession of a weapon, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.