LEBANON, TN – Lebanon Police Officer Justin Sandefur make a traffic stop on April 4th that led to the arrest of 2 Cooks on methamphetamine charges, one of them also with an out-of-county warrant.
Office Sandefur was on routine patrol in the area of N. Greenwood Ext. and Coles Ferry Pk, when he observed a vehicle with an altered temporary tag. He made a traffic stop, which confirmed the 30-day tag and an August of 2019 expiration, which is four months in the future.
The driver was identified as Jerry Allen Cook, and the passenger was identified as Mark Allen Cook, who had outstanding warrants in Macon County. Mark was immediately taken into custody, and Jerry consented to a search of the vehicle. In the center console, a set of digital scales, was located, along with a plastic pill container in the front passenger floorboard, containing .16 grams of methamphetamine. In the rear of the vehicle, under Mark’s seat, officers located a plastic baggy with .7 grams of methamphetamine.
Mark Allen Cook, 58, is charged with possession of methamphetamine, and remains jailed in lieu of a $1500 bond, with an out of county hold on his release.
Jerry Allen Cook, 43, is charged with possession of methamphetamine, alteration of a temporary tag, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is free on a $2,500 bond.