Traffic Stop for Speeding Leads to Arrest of Man Wanted in Ohio for Felony Drug Possession

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – A 31-year-old man, wanted out of Ohio for felony drug possession, is in custody following a traffic stop in Mt. Juliet. A Mt. Juliet Police officer clocked a car on radar speeding 61 MPH in a 35 MPH zone on S. Greenhill Road near Willoughby Station Boulevard. The driver, identified as Alexander Kurth, 31, of Old Hickory, was stopped for exceeding the posted speed limit by more than 25 MPH while he was in the process of delivering pizza to a customer.

Traffic Stop Scene

Traffic Stop Scene

A computer check, through a national database, revealed that Kurth was wanted out of Ohio on a full-extradition warrant. An indictment filed in the Shelby County, OH Court of Common Pleas on July 21, 2014 charged Kurth with violating Ohio Revised Code for 5th Degree Felony Possession of Drugs.

He was taken into custody and booked into the Wilson County Jail, where he will await extradition back to Ohio.

Alexander Kurth, 31, of Old Hickory

Alexander Kurth, 31, of Old Hickory

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