Traffic stop on Briley Parkway leads to seizure of 13 lbs of meth

(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)
(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A routine traffic stop on Briley Parkway led to the seizure of 13 pounds of crystal methamphetamine.

The traffic stop occurred on Wednesday just after 1 p.m. when an officer stopped a Cadillac CTS because the brake light was not working.

Authorities say the driver, 36-year-old Amber Gooden, was not willing to answer questions, which promoted the officer to use his canine to check the car.

The dog reportedly found a drug odor and a subsequent search revealed six bags of methamphetamine, weighing 2.2 pounds each, inside a gym bag on the floorboard.

After officials obtained a search warrant of the home, they reportedly discovered six pounds of marijuana and a stolen pistol.

Gooden has been charged with possessing methamphetamine for resale. She is being held in the Metro jail on a $100,000 bond.

(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)
(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)
(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)
(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)