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Johnson City police: Gun, drugs found in N. Roan traffic stop

Johnson City Press • Feb 26, 2019 at 10:26 AM

Johnson City police said they found a gun and a cache of drugs during a traffic stop early Tuesday morning, resulting in a local man’s arrest.

Jeremy Earp, 22, 1817 Merrywood Drive, was arrested after police stopped his vehicle on North Roan Street just before 3 a.m.

Police said in a news release Earp had been going 62 miles per hour in a 30 MPH zone and had run a red light before the stop. Police said they smelled marijuana, and Earp admitted to having marijuana and a firearm in the vehicle.

Searching the vehicle, police found a pistol with a loaded magazine and a backpack, which contained:

— 82 grams of illegal mushrooms in six bags

— 26 grams of a green leafy substance consistent with marijuana in two bags

— a small baggie filled with five solid Xanax "totem poles" and five one-half "totem poles" and one Alprazolam pill

— paraphernalia including six pipes with residue and burn marks consistent with illegal drug use, 33 small empty baggies, a digital scale, two metal scientific weights, one metal grinder with marijuana residue, two cut straws, and three packages of hemp rolling papers.

Police also said they found a glass vial with a white crystalline residue consistent with methamphetamine, another glass vial with a white powder residue and a green square of a pressed substance in a blue bag.

Earp was charged with three counts of manufacturing/delivery/sale of controlled substance schedules I, IV and VI; possessing a firearm during commission/attempt to commit dangerous felony; unlawful drug paraphernalia possession; reckless driving, and financial responsibility violation.

He was jailed in the Washington County Detention Center under $40,500 bond with a Sessions Court appearance set for Wednesday.

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