Amanda Tufaro was in the parking lot of Mapco at 194 S. Mt. Juliet Road, when WCSO Officer Nathan Montoya pulled into an open parking space in his vehicle. She then exited her vehicle and approached the officer, yelling that he was in her parking space, and that he needed to move.
DETAILS: When facing drug charges, it became obvious these two were not ‘ride or die’ friends, as one was quick to tell police all the drugs belonged to the other, who should ‘catch the charge for it’.
Lebanon Police Officer Andy Byrnes would arrest them both.
Steven Thomas admitted to having marijuana in his jacket pocket, where a metal grinder was also found. A search of his vehicle also resulted in the seizure of 1.7 grams of crystal methamphetamine, along with a glass pipe.
Kevin Helm, of Mt. Juliet, was arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana, after admitting to smoking, drinking, and driving. and his BAC didn’t match his level of observed impairment.