Man arrested after allegedly hiding marijuana in pants
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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A traffic stop by a Bradley County deputy led to the arrest of a man who had approximately 3 ounces of suspected marijuana stashed inside his pants.

Deputy Ben Clayton said he stopped a vehicle Friday evening due to brake lights not working.

While speaking with the driver, the deputy noticed a strong odor of suspected marijuana. The driver of the vehicle consented to a search.

The deputy patted down Cory Gray, 20, who was a passenger inside the vehicle, and found a gallon-sized plastic bag of alleged marijuana. After further investigation, Gray told the deputy he had been selling the marijuana.

Gray was arrested and charged with possession of Schedule VI drugs for resale.

He was taken to the Bradley County Jail and booked on the charge.

- Charleston Police filed warrants for a woman on numerous drug charges after an officer noticed her slumped over the steering wheel of her vehicle.

According to a report filed by CPD officer K.M. McCullough, Judy Kay Hickey, 55, of a Riceville address, was sitting in her car on Water Street in Charleston.

She was unresponsive and the vehicle’s engine was running. McCullough said a strong odor of suspected marijuana was coming from inside the vehicle.

The officer attempted to wake Hickey and then directed a Bradley County Emergency Medical Service ambulance to the scene.

According to the report, the officer found a green pill bottle containing six full and one half-sized suspected marijuana cigarettes inside.

A further search revealed numerous pills and capsules. Some were in marked bottles and some were not, according to the report.

Hickey was taken to SkyRidge Medical Center for treatment.

According to McCullough, Hickey will be charged with simple possession of Schedule II, III, IV and VI narcotics, as well as driving under the influence.

All the suspected drugs are to be sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation lab for further analysis.

- Michael Love of a Georgetown Road address reported the theft of copper and other items which had been stored inside an outbuilding.

According to a report filed by deputy David Harper, someone had pried metal siding from the outbuilding to gain entry. Once inside, they took wiring which supplied electricity to the building; a chainsaw; hand tools; and several electric motors, according to his report.

The missing items were valued at $4,200.

Investigation is continuing.