CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – A routine traffic stop by Caryville Police Officer Daniel Garrett led to an arrest in the wee hours of Friday morning. Garrett pulled over a 2004 camoflaged Nissan Exterra for displaying the tags to another vehicle.Garrett noticed a hand gun and a muzzleloader inside the SUV. The man behind the wheel of the Nissan, 41-year old Jody Lee Day of Pioneer, explained that he had just bought the Exterra a couple of days earlier and had not had time to get it registered and get insurance.
Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Mahar arrived on the scene of Hwy 25W near Cove Lake State Park a little while later. Officer Garrett then asked Day to step out of the SUV. That’s when, according to the report, Day admitted to having a little bit of marijuana in his back pocket which he gave to Garrett.
After the search of the vehicle, several other items were discovered. Based on the report, there was a pouch with a meth pipe and bag that had what was believed to be meth in it. Digital scales and a pack of rolling paper were also found in the SUV.
It is worth noting that the muzzleloader rifle was loaded with a primer cap ready to fire. The pistol and two magazines were both loaded with 10 rounds each.
Day made bond the next day. He was released on an $80,000 bond. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/14/2019-9AM)