A 30-year-old Johnson City man tossed two bags of marijuana under his car during a traffic stop on Monday, resulting in his arrest, police said in reports.
Bret S. Alvis, 1125 Stone Crest Court, was spotted speeding on State of Franklin Road near Indian Ridge Road. Alvis was going 58 mph in a 40-mph zone, police said.
Patrolman Mike McIntosh caught up with Alvis at the Roadrunner Market at State of Franklin and Skyline Drive, and as he pulled into the parking area, McIntosh saw Alvis throw a small plastic bag under the car and start to go inside the store.
The patrolman ordered Alvis to stop, and he complied. McIntosh asked Alvis had thrown under the car, and Alvis replied that it was a bag of "weed," according to the report.
McIntosh found two bags under the car — one containing 28 grams of marijuana and another containing 4 grams. Alvis also handed McIntosh a marijuana pipe that had been in his right front pocket.
Alvis told the patrolman he was a "heavy smoker," using as much as 14 grams of marijuana per day, McIntosh said in the report.
Charged with felony possession of schedule VI drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and speeding, Alvis was jailed in the Washington County Detention Center on $11,000 bond and arraigned Tuesday in Sessions Court.