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Thousands Of Dollars Found In Teddy Bear During Drug Arrest

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Mary Scales Mary Scales

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A 72-year-old woman was arrested after police found thousands of dollars inside a teddy bear along with marijuana at her home.

Mary Scales was arrested on Tuesday by officers responding to a report of illegal drug activity at her home in the 800 block of Sharpe Avenue in East Nashville.

Officers discovered more than two pounds of marijuana in her bedroom along with a teddy bear stuffed with nearly $15,000 in cash.

Specialized Investigations Division detectives obtained a search warrant after detecting an obvious odor of marijuana coming from the home. Also found in Scales bedroom was a .45 caliber pistol that was reported stolen last year.  Scales was not cooperative during the search and refused to speak to detectives about what they found.

Scales was charged with possession of marijuana for resale, unlawful gun possession in the commission of a dangerous felony, theft (for possessing a stolen pistol), and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

She was freed on $3,000 bond. Her first court appearance is scheduled for April 11.

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