Drugs Seized During Patrols On Interstate 24 In Bonnaroo Traffic

Posted at 3:33 PM, Jun 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 01:58:38-04

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Deputies in Rutherford County seized more than $9,000 worth of illegal drugs while patrolling Interstate 24 before Bonnaroo in Manchester.

Officials said the drugs included 37 hits of LSD, almost an ounce of cocaine, illegal mushrooms, and prescription pills.

The deputies were patrolling to help prevent crashes due to increased traffic to the festival.

“Our deputies did an outstanding job in making safety a top priority,” Sheriff Robert Arnold said.

A total of seven suspects were arrested, and 97 citations on drug violations were issued, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies also wrote four traffic citations and 125 warning citations.

The drugs were found through K-9 officers scanning 40 vehicles.