34-year-old Gary Love was charged with drug paraphernalia, possession of heroin, driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license, and introduction of drugs into a penal facility after he was reported to be driving dangerously and an officer found him unconscious after ingesting heroin.
On March 14th, Officer Erich Stogner responded to a Mount Juliet Tiger Mart where a man was said to be unconscious in a vehicle. According to the affidavit, Gary Love was reported driving “in an erratic manner” on Interstate 40 prior to pulling into the Tiger Mart. Officer Stogner discovered Gary “slumped over at the steering wheel of the running vehicle.”
Authorities forced entry into the vehicle and the Mount Juliet Fire Department administered Narcan. When he came to, Gary admitted to ingesting heroin. Gary had two previous DUIs in 2013 and 2019. A search of his vehicle revealed a cut-down straw with residue. During his booking, Gary was asked by Deputy Josh Lucia if he possessed anything illicit and he stated no, but a substance consistent with heroin was found in his wallet.
Gary Love was arrested and charged with paraphernalia, possession of heroin, driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license, and introduction of drugs into a penal facility. He was released from the charges but held on a probation violation.