MT. JULIET, TN – Earl Fox, Jr., was too disoriented to provide his identification during a traffic stop, so he allowed an officer to retrieve it from the center console, where he located much more than just an ID card.
Mt. Juliet Police Officer Samuel Elliott made a traffic stop on a vehicle with expired tags on April 17th on Mt. Juliet Road at I-40. The driver, identified as 38-year-old Earl Fox, Jr., was too disoriented to provide his identification, and gave permission for the officer to help locate it in the center console. The officer reports Elliott was confused and very erratic in his movements during the entire interaction.
Officer Elliott opened the center console to retrieve Fox’s identification, and found a folded piece of aluminum foil inside the center console with a substance believed to be black tar Heroin. A plastic bag containing crystal methamphetamine, a glass pipe, a metal spoon with burn marks, and a plastic straw with white residue, were also all located in the center console of the vehicle.
Earl Fox, Jr., was booked into the Wilson County Jail on charges of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, possession of Heroin, driving on a suspended license, and public intoxication. He remains jailed in lieu of a $4,000 bond, and is scheduled to appear in court in May.