Michael J Tolley
Michael J Tolley

Different Traffic Stops Lands Several Johnson City Residents in Jail over Drugs

Johnson City man caught with drugs, jewelry following routine traffic stop.

August 30, 2012 According to Sheriff Ed Graybeal, Investigators with the Criminal Interdiction unit arrested Michael J Tolley, age 34, 127 Lowridge Rd., Johnson City after finding Tolley impeding traffic and nearly causing an accident in the Miller Road area of Jonesborough.

Tolley's paperwork and license was checked, which revealed a suspended driver's license. Tolley was taken into custody for that offense. During an inventory of Tolley's vehicle Interdiction Investigators discovered a black bag containing approximately 1 ounce of marijuana and a one-quarter ounce of Psilocybin mushrooms, digital scales, and drug containers along with a bag of gold jewelry which had the precious gemstones removed.

Tolley is currently on probation in Carter County Tennessee and North Carolina for Possession of Stolen Property.

Tolley was charged with Possession of Schedules 1 and 6 for Resale, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving on a Suspended License. More charges are pending following an investigation into the jewelry discovered.

Tolley's bond was set at $22,000 and he was arraigned in Session Court this morning. He is currently being held on the same bond at the Washington County Detention Center.

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On January 7, 2013 officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested two juvenile males, both of Johnson City, and charged them with possession of marijuana for resale. The arrest is the result of a traffic stop due to a headlight violation. During the stop, approximately 21.4 grams of a green leafy substance, preliminarily identified as marijuana, was discovered in the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was additionally charged with juvenile DUI and light law violation.

The juvenile passenger of the vehicle had an odor of alcohol on his breath and was also found in possession of a digital scale, glass pipe and rolling papers. He was additionally charged with underage consumption of alcohol and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both juveniles were transported to the police department for processing and released to their parents. A juvenile court date is set for January 18, 2013 at 9:00am
On 12/19/2012, Officers charged Kevin Tolley (W/M, 08/14/1975) with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacture after an investigation related on a traffic stop on 12/16/2012 on Marketplace Blvd that resulted in the discovery of several common components used to manufacture Methamphetamine: forty-eight pseudoephedrine pills, several feet of plastic tubing, a bottle of Drain-O, and eight Lithium batteries. Tolley is being held at the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of a $10,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear at Washington County General Sessions Court on 12/20/2012 at 9:00 a.m.
On 12/16/2012, officers observed a vehicle near the intersection of N. State of Franklin Road and Knob Creek Road with a broken tail light. Upon stopping this vehicle, officers made contact with the occupants, one of which was Danial R. Kiko (W/M, 08/09/1984) of General Delivery, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601. Kiko, after lying about his identity, was taken into custody and searched. This search revealed two glass pipes and a syringe used for ingesting illegal drugs, forty-eight pseudoephedrine pills, and three grams of Morphine.

In addition to these items, a search of the vehicle revealed items commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Upon arrival at the Washington County Detention Center, Kiko was searched again and found to be in possession of additional narcotics and paraphernalia which he had hidden in his pants. Kiko is charged with criminal impersonation, simple possession of schedule II, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and the introduction of contraband into a penal facility. Kiko is being held in the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of a $22,000 bond. His arraignment hearing is set for 12/17/2012 at 1:30 p.m. in Washington County's General Sessions Court.




 


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