25-year-old Christopher Payne was charged with eight counts of possession of various drugs with intent, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence, and bringing contraband into a penal facility after he was pulled over for not wearing a seat belt and was found with the drugs. He then carried a bag filled with several pills and cocaine in his body cavity and when it fell out during a booking search, he attempted to swallow it.
On June 10th, Deputy Hackett performed a traffic stop on a Chevy Tahoe traveling on Coles Ferry Pike for the driver, appearing to the officer, not wearing a seat belt at 617 B Wilson Avenue. Before the deputy came to a stop he noticed the driver putting something behind the driver’s seat of the vehicle. When the deputy asked the driver, defendant, Christopher Payne, to exit the vehicle he could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the inside.
Deputy Hackett searched the vehicle and found a burned roach, a large bag of marijuana, THC wax, a bag of cocaine, a bag of heroin laced with fentanyl, MDMA, a bag with 55 pills of Xanax, a bag of 10 suboxone pills, and two digital scales. Inside the Wilson County Jail, he was asked prior if he had any drugs on his person because he is on parole for importing drugs into a penal facility. He was given a strip search by deputies where they found a bag of oxycodone pills and a smaller bag of cocaine inside a cavity of his. The bag fell on the floor and Payne tried to pick it up and swallow it, he was unsuccessful and the deputies retrieved the bag.
Christopher Payne was arrested and charged with four counts of possession of Schedule I drug for resale, two counts of possession of a Schedule II drug for resale, one count of Schedule III drug for resale, one count of Schedule IV drug for resale, unlawful drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence, and contraband in a penal facility. His bond was set at $57,000.