Nashville, TENNESSEE – According to the police officials, the detectives seized the drugs after checking on a parked Jeep containing four persons. The Jeep smelled strongly of marijuana and detectives saw pistols (four were recovered) in the vehicle as they began speaking to the occupants.
Two of them were found to be convicted felons, and a third was found to have been previously convicted of domestic violence, prohibiting them from possessing firearms.
The front seat passenger in the Jeep, Justin Dunnigan, 31, a convicted Nashville robber, is charged with multiple felony drug and gun counts. Most of the drugs, along with more than $6,000 cash, were found in a backpack at his feet. He is being held in lieu of $245,000 bond.
The driver of the Jeep, Marques Felder, 35, who has been convicted in Nashville of domestic assault, is charged with felony gun possession. His bond is set at $16,000.
Samari Rutland, a rear seat passenger, is charged with two counts of felony drug possession and having a gun during the commission of a felony. His bond is set at $81,000.
Lakesha Jenkins, 35, a rear seat passenger who was convicted in Sumner County of assault, is charged with felony gun possession. Her bond is set at $15,000.