Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Two methamphetamine dealers were apprehended following a traffic stop for speeding. Around 10:35 a.m. on Monday, November 30, 2015, a Mt. Juliet police officer stopped a Dodge Durango for speeding on Whitnel Drive after a citizen reported a reckless driver. During the stop, it became apparent that the two occupants were distributing methamphetamine.
The driver, identified as Nicholas Waldrup, 29, of Georgia originally gave a false name to the officer. However, his true identity was discovered after a suspended drivers license was located. The passenger in the SUV was identified as Ben Posey, 37, of Georgia. As officers were conducting a tow inventory on Waldrup’s SUV, they discovered a sandwich bag containing 57 grams of methamphetamine, other small plastic baggies, and a digital scale with meth residue. An Altoids mint box, containing a small about of marijuana, was also found in Waldrup’s jacket.
Both were arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail. Waldrup was charged with Criminal Impersonation, Driving on Suspended Drivers License – 4th Offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Simple Possession of a Schedule VI Drug (marijuana), and Possession of a Schedule II Drug for Resale (methamphetamine). Posey was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Schedule II Drug for Resale (methamphetamine).