Report of Reckless Driver, Traffic Stop for Speeding Reveals Methamphetamine Dealers

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.

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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).

Nicholas Waldrup, 29, of Atlanta, Georgia

Nicholas Waldrup, 29, of Atlanta, Georgia

Ben Posey, 37, of Atlanta, Georgia

Ben Posey, 37, of Atlanta, Georgia

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