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Traffic Stop Leads To 2 Arrested On Drug Charges

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Posted at 4:46 PM, Dec 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-04 17:46:21-05

Police arrested two man after finding crystal meth and other drug paraphernalia in his car and another home during a traffic stop.

Officers with the Metro Nashville Police Department arrested 37-year-ld James Berzoza Thursday on Castlegate Drive in Hermitage. He was initially stopped for a seat belt violation.

During the stop officers found 6.3 grams of meth and $760 cash in the car.

Information gathered during the stop led them to search searched the home of 38-year-old Joshua L. Shannon on Nashboro Village, where they found more than a pound of meth, and $5,705 cash.

Berzoza was charged with felony drug possession in a school zone and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was being held in lieu of $20,000 bond and had a prior drug possession conviction.

Shannon was charged with possessing meth and GHB with intent to sell, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and drug possession.  He was being held in lieu of $180,000 bond.  Shannon received an eight year sentence in 2010 for a meth possession conviction.