24-year-old Jemini Lyons was jailed on July 7th after he was caught shoplifting from Dollar General. When officers arrived on the scene, they observed Lyons to have merchandise concealed in his pockets and a large amount of cash in his hand. When asked why he had the merchandise in his pocket, he claimed that he was “just holding it” but planned on paying for it. While emptying his pockets, a plastic bag fell out, and he admitted that it was 10 Xanax bars that belonged to him. Officers opened the bag and found a bag of a tan powdery substance and a bag with a pink powdery substance, and the 10 Xanax bars. The tan powder field tested positive for 1 gram of Fentanyl, and the pink powder for 3.4 grams of Heroin.
Police received calls about 29-year-old Ryan Collins just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday, stating he was running down Morrison Drive with his pants around his ankles while laughing and gasping. Officers made contact with Collins as he emerged from behind a house and noted his extreme level of intoxication from some substance. Collins believed he was near the Night Deposit, but was nowhere in that area. He advised he had a syringe, and officers retrieved it, and police believe it contained heroin. His pants were returned to their proper position, and he was transported to jail.
29-year-old Emily Sharp & 33-year-old Mary Orange had reportedly been sitting in a vehicle at a gas pump for hours when police received a call for a welfare check for two women that were sleeping in the car. The complainant had knocked on the windows but received no response. Officers arrived, and eventually, the two women became aware of their surroundings. Sharp had a used syringe on her lap, which contained heroin. Orange had a cut straw on her. A search of the vehicle resulted in another loaded syringe, crystal methamphetamine, digital scales, and a burnt spoon.
38-year-old Lauren Marie Wright Holden told police she did “a bump of heroin” in the bathroom of Dodge’s on Fort Campbell Blvd just before 8 p.m. Wednesday. Police say she then walked outside and attempted to pump gas when she overdosed and became unconscious. Officers arrived and administered Narcan, and she became responsive shortly afterward. Officers took her into custody for public intoxication, and a search incident to arrest revealed a loaded Canik TP9 handgun in her purse. She was additionally charged with possession of a handgun while under the influence.
26-year-old William Nicholas Ragland, son of Clarksville attorney Joel Ragland, was found standing beside his friend, who was on the ground overdosing in the roadway, when deputies responded to their location on January 8. During the investigation, it was discovered Ragland had a small amount of methamphetamine and .9 grams of Heroin in his possession.
Officer Donta Daniel of the Clarksville Police Department responded to a report of an unconscious male in the driver’s seat of a vehicle at the Hobby Lobby on Wilma Rudolph Blvd on August 28th just after 5:30 p.m. He observed 34-year-old Nicholas Pietka as being unresponsive and busted out the window to render aid to the man as he remained unconscious. Eventually, Pietka came to, and the officer observed a bag of white powder, believed to be heroin, in the vehicle. Pietka admitted to using drugs the night prior and refused all forms of testing. At the time of his arrest for this incident, he was out on bond for a pending DUI case in June.
Clarksville police responded to a suspicious activity call on August 9th near the Waffle House parking lot in downtown Clarksville. Officers arrived to find several people, a car, and a U-Haul truck. 33-year-old Robert Griffith, along with 36-year-old Heather Ramey, were both placing bags into a Hyundai sedan with plates that belonged to a Texas truck. The driver of the Hyundai, 36-year-old Bobbi Nicholson, and her passenger, 31-year-old Megan Garcia, were unable to explain the improper registration. In plain view, officers say they found cocaine in a small bag inside the car. An in-depth search revealed Fentanyl, heroin, a meth pipe, marijuana, and four snort straws.