KPD traffic stop leads to seizure of guns, heroin and meth

A Knoxville police officer arrested two people Thursday morning after a traffic stop led the to the seizure of methamphetamine, loaded guns and heroin.

A Knoxville police officer arrested two people Thursday morning after a traffic stop led the to the seizure of methamphetamine, loaded guns and heroin.

Bryan Lee Dyer, 41, of Knoxville and Tabrina Blevins, 29, of Strawberry Plains are each charged with:

·         Violation of drug-free school zone – Schedule 1 (heroin)

·         Violation of drug-free school zone – Schedule 2 (meth)

·         Simple possession of a Schedule 2 drug (hydrocodone)

·         Simple possession of Schedule 3 drug (suboxone)

·         Possession of a weapon during the commission of a dangerous felony

Dyer also faces a felon in possession of a firearm charge, and multiple driving-related charges.

A Knoxville police officer conducted a traffic stop on a Chrysler Pacific on Merchants Road without a tag light and an expired tag around 2:31 a.m. Thursday.

Dyer, who was driving the Chrysler, gave the officer a false name due to outstanding warrants from Sevier County.

KPD said the officer observed evidence of drug use in plain view. Authorities then detained Dyer and Blevins, who was a passenger in the Chrysler.

Officers found more than 28 grams of meth, .88 grams of marijuana, several pills, a spoon containing white powder, drug paraphernalia and what appears to be 1.21 grams of heroin.

Authorities also discovered a loaded 9-millimeter handgun, 12-gauge shot gun rounds, several .38-caliber rounds and a stun gun.

Investigators also found $1,254 in the Chrysler.

Authorities are holding Dyer on $101,000 bond and Blevins on $40,250.

(© 2016 WBIR)


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