SUBJECT: Felony Drug Arrest DATE: 12/10/16 TIME: 2:00 a.m.
PREPARED BY: Officer Kirt Stillwagon APPROVED BY: Sgt. Hodges
On 12/9/16, officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested Jacob B. Potter (602 Belle View Dr. Johnson City,Tn., 28 years old) and he was charged with Felony Possession of Methamphetamine for Resale, Simple Possession of Schedule III, Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Firearm during the commission of a Dangerous Felony, Window Tint Violation, Driving on Suspended License, and Failure to Illuminate Tag.
At approximately 8:50 p.m. on 12/9/16, officers of the Johnson City Police stopped a Ford F150 for a window tint violation as well as failure to illuminate tags. Upon making contact with the driver, officers knew him from previous encounters and knew his license to be suspended. A check on Potter revealed that he had 2 active warrants for Aggravated Assault out of Johnson City. Officers had Potter step out of the vehicle and was detained and searched. After placing Potter in the back of the police vehicle, officers located a felony amount of methamphetamine where the suspect was last standing behind his vehicle. A search of Potter’s vehicle was then conducted after a narcotics dog alerted on the vehicle. Officers located more methamphetamine, prescription pills, scales and a large amount of new baggies. Officers located a large amount of US currency and a loaded Ruger 9mm handgun in the vehicle as well.
Police arrested Mr. Potter, and he was transported to the Washington County Detention Center, where he is being held on a $23,000 bond . Arraignment is set for Monday, December 12, 2016, at 1:30 p.m., in Washington County General Sessions Court. Potter was also served with his two additional warrants at the Detention Center.
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