Lebanon duo caught with bag of drugs during traffic stop

25-year-old Christian Layman and 31-year-old Joshua Scruggs were charged with possession of meth and drug paraphernalia after they crossed lanes into oncoming traffic and police found them with a loaded gun and bags of drugs.

On December 9th, Wilson County Sheriff’s Deputy Hackett reported a vehicle crossed over into oncoming traffic three times and initiated a traffic stop. According to the report, the deputy had prior knowledge that the driver, Christian Layman, did not have a valid driver’s license. When the deputy asked for the passenger’s name, he said it was Christopher Scruggs but after the police received nothing on the name, Layman stated Scrugg’s real name was Joshua.

Once Scruggs exits the vehicle, the deputy noticed a glass pipe on the passenger seat with marijuana inside. Deputy Hackett proceeded to pat down Scruggs and discovered a white container with a plastic bag of methamphetamine in his pants pocket. There was also a clear bag of meth found on Layman.

A search of the vehicle revealed two plastic bags containing 9 grams of marijuana, two bags containing 9 grams of methamphetamine, five Gabapentin pills, and a loaded Taurus 9mm gun with the serial number filed off under the driver’s seat. Further investigation showed Layman’s license was revoked for DUI out of Macon County and he had prior offenses in 2016, 2017, and 2018 in Cheatham, Macon, and Wilson County.

Christian Layman was arrested and charged with driving on a revoked license, driving with meth, possession of meth and marijuana for resale, possession of Gabapentin, distinguished alteration of numbers, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a weapon by a felon, and drug paraphernalia. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $23,500 bond.

Joshua Scruggs was arrested and charged with possession of meth, drug paraphernalia, and criminal impersonation. He was released on a $7,000 bond.

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