A Smithville man was found with drugs and a stolen handgun during a recent traffic stop. 22 year old Jere Raymond Green of South Mountain Street is charged with theft of property over $1,000; possession of a controlled substance (meth and marijuana) with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver; possession of drug paraphernalia; evading arrest; and no valid driver license. His bond is $20,000 and he will be in court October 15.
On October 1 a detective observed Green driving a gold GMC Yukon on West Broad Street, Smithville knowing that Green did not have a valid driver license. The detective tried to stop the vehicle but Green failed to pull over. The officer then initiated a pursuit which ended on South Mountain Street. As Green exited the vehicle he threw something into the woods. There the detective recovered a Glock 48- 9 millimeter handgun which had been reported stolen. A white bag was also found on the ground near the vehicle which contained a glass pipe along with a baggy that held a crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine which weighed 3.75 grams and another baggy with a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana that weighed 8.84 grams. Green also had $4,755 in cash on his person which was seized as suspected proceeds from drug transactions.
Meanwhile, 30 year old Christopher Lee Cunningham of Old Blue Springs Road, Smithville is charged with theft of property over $1,000. His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court October 27.
On September 4 Cunningham stole various gaming consoles and games for the consoles from a residence where he was staying on Short Mountain Highway. The estimated value of the stolen items is $1,580. Cunningham sold some of it to GameXChange in McMinnville.