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31-year-old man arrested after Metro Police officer finds loaded guns, drugs in vehicle

Nashville, TENNESSEE – Metro Police said the 31-year-old man was arrested and taken into custody on Thursday.

His name is Cody Smith and he is now charged with 20 criminal offenses. 

MNPD officer was reportedly checking the parking garage of the Ramada Inn on Music Valley Drive when he saw the 31-year-old suspect sitting in a Jeep that was running with the headlights on.

The responding officer approached the vehicle and saw that suspect’s eyes were bloodshot with constricted pupils and that he was sweating profusely.

When the officer attempted to take him into custody, he took off running, but was apprehended after a brief foot chase.

Smith was found to be carrying a semi-automatic pistol in his pants pocket that had been reported stolen.

Inside the vehicle were two additional loaded pistols, a large industrial scale, 1.6 pounds of marijuana, 186 grams of meth, 93 grams of cocaine, 86 grams of a gray powder believed to be fentanyl, 216 grams of apparent heroin, 306 Alprazolam (sedative) pills, 115 oxycodone/acetaminophen pills, 244 additional oxycodone pills and 16 oxymorphone pills.

Smith is being held on $501,000 bond.