Tennessee driver arrested on drug charges after I-65 stop

A Tennessee woman, driving on the interstate with her high beams on, was arrested on drug-related charges Tuesday night in Bartholomew County.

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that a deputy was in the median on Interstate 65 south of the Edinburgh exit at just before midnight Tuesday when he noticed a car with its high beams on, driving behind a semi. The deputy pulled the vehicle over and sheriff’s department police dog Jari was brought to the scene, and alerted to the smell of narcotics inside.

A search revealed a baggie with cocaine inside a can in the center console as well as a plastic bag lodged between the vehicle’s battery and firewall which contained more cocaine, marijuana 100 prescription pills and 50 pressed pills.

The driver, 27-year-old Jasmine Carr of Knoxville, Tennessee was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of the cocaine, a controlled substance and marijuana, as well as maintaining a common nuisance and obstruction of justice.

Photo of police dog Jari with evidence from the arrest courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.