MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Authorities in Maury County seized more than a pound of crystal meth during a traffic stop just before Thanksgiving.
It all started last Wednesday afternoon when authorities pulled over a black Dodge for speeding in a school zone.
Officers told News 2 they saw front-seat passenger Bryan Prince hide something under his seat.
According to investigators, Sgt. Joey Parks and a K-9 unit hit on more than a pound of crystal meth.
“Crystal meth is the most pure form of methamphetamine you can purchase,” explained Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland. “It normally comes out of Mexico.”
Sheriff Rowland told News 2 the drug is worth around $50,000 on the street.
“That’s a huge hit for Maury County. It is a huge hit anywhere,” he said. “This is not your lower level drug dealers, these are pretty major players in our county.”
Prince is charged with possession for resale in a school zone and has since bonded out of jail on $20,000 bond. News 2 went to his home on Tuesday, but he was not there.
His daughter, who did not want to be identified, did answer the door and said, “I love him and he is always there for me.”
Neighbor Walter Mitchell lives down the street from Prince’s home where a search warrant was executed. A retired Air Force recruiter and grandfather of two, said he had no idea something like that was going near his home.
“It makes me a little nervous,” he said. “I need to pay better attention to who my neighbors are and what’s going on around me.”
If convicted, Prince could face at least five years in prison.