July 9, 2019 - Three traffic stops resulted in three narcotic arrests in Tenaha. This past week, two back to back traffic stops by Captain Joey Hudnall, assisted by Chief Jeremy Pope and Officer Jonathon Newton, resulted in the seizure of 15 grams of methamphetamine, scales and drug paraphernalia. Captain Hudnall conducted traffic stops on both vehicles, for minor traffic violations and became suspicious that criminal activity was taking place. Consent to search was obtained that resulted in Captain Hudnall locating a total of 15 grams of methamphetamine.
Two drivers were taken into custody and booked in the Shelby County Jail. Arrested were Zachary Copelin, charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, State Jail Felony, and Jacob Driggers, charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd Degree Felony.
On July 7, 2019, Officer Kurtes Lawrence conducted a traffic stop, in Tenaha, for a minor traffic violation. During the traffic stop, Officer Lawrence became suspicious that criminal activity was taking place. Officer Lawrence began to interview the driver and obtained probable cause to search the vehicle. Officer Lawrence located three ounces of marijuana, eight grams of Clonazepam and 10 grams of MDMA (ecstasy pills).
Kenneth Graves was taken into custody and transported to the Shelby County Jail and booked in for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd Degree Felony; Possession of Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor (A); and Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor (A).
Tenaha Police Department is dedicated to enforcing drug laws and continues to work hard to ensure the safety of our city and community.