Lebanon man involved in single-car accident charged with possession

41-year-old Christopher Deubel was charged with possession of marijuana for resale and drug paraphernalia after being involved in a single-car accident and officers discovered an open safe inside the vehicle containing 5 ounces of marijuana and a backpack containing a digital scale.

On March 23rd, Trooper Ware responded to a single-car accident on Trousdale Ferry Road. The driver of the vehicle, Christopher Deubel, was already being detained by Wilson County deputies when the trooper arrived. Deubel was placed in the back of the trooper’s vehicle to conduct an investigation.

Christopher Deubel (WCSO)

Trooper Crouch arrived on scene to assist Trooper Ware and discovered a small safe in plain sight on the passenger-side floorboard. According to the affidavit, troopers found inside the safe 15 individually wrapped bags containing around .2 grams of “green leafy substance” each, 4 vacuum-sealed bags containing around .8 grams of “green leafy substance each, a small bag of “green leafy substance” weighing around .7 grams bringing the total weight to around 5 ounces.

When the accident occurred and prior to police arrival, a witness notified officers that he watched the driver leave the scene of the accident to throw a black backpack over the fence into a ditch. Officers located the backpack and found inside it a digital scale.

Christopher Deubel was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana for resale and drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $15,000.

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