MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two alleged meth dealers were arrested after a traffic stop for speeding in Mt. Juliet.
Police said it happened around 10:30 a.m. on Whitnel Drive after someone reported a reckless driver.
After they were stopped, police said it became apparent the car’s occupants were dealing meth.
The driver, identified as 29-year-old Nicholas Waldrup, allegedly gave officers a false name at first. His true identity was discovered after police found a suspended driver’s license.
The passenger was identified as 37-year-old Ben Posey. Both men are from Georgia.
Mt. Juliet police said while conducting an inventory of the car, they found a sandwich bag with 57 grams of meth, other small baggies and a digital scale with meth residue.
Police also said an Altoids mint box, containing a small about of marijuana, was also found in Waldrup’s jacket.
Both men were arrested and booked into the Wilson County jail.
Waldrup was charged with criminal impersonation, driving on suspended drivers license 4th offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a schedule VI drug (marijuana), and possession of a schedule II drug for resale (methamphetamine)
Posey was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a schedule II drug for resale (methamphetamine).