1 Arrested In Drug Bust At Nashville Airport

Posted at 7:53 AM, Apr 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-14 08:58:36-04

A suspect was arrested after a drug bust at the Nashville International Airport.

According to an affidavit from Metro Nashville Police, an officer doing a routine check discovered a duffel bag stuffed into a trash can.

He removed it and discovered a quantity of prescription narcotics, with no prescriptions, stashed in a pouch.

Police went to the airport security video and spotted a suspect, identified as 37-year-old Ralph Allen, shoving the bag into the trash.

Allen was later taken into custody at the TSA checkpoint.

It's unclear if the suspect was discarding the drugs before trying to board or leaving them behind for someone else.

He was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance.