3 charged in stop
The Messenger. 01.04.08
A traffic stop late Wednesday afternoon on West Main Street in Union City resulted in three people’s arrests on various charges.
The stop was made by Union City police shortly before 4 p.m. in the 800 block of West Main Street after an officer traveling behind a westbound hatchback-type vehicle noticed the vehicle did not have tag information and had a brake light that wasn’t working, according to a Union City Police Department report.
The vehicle was reported to be occupied by four adults and two children.
One of the adults in the back seat — identified as Brian E. Pollock, 31, of 2715 Elbridge Road, Obion — was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Union City. Police reported the warrant against Pollock was for a charge of criminal attempt to commit theft in connection with an alleged attempt to take a computer from Wal-Mart in Union City on Dec. 2, 2007.
An officer reported he observed a front seat passenger — identified as Stephen Howard Priest, 32, of Glass Road, Hornbeak — lean over and appear to put something under the front seat. The police department’s K-9 unit alerted on the front passenger side of the vehicle. A search resulted in police recovering a pill bottle that held hydrocodone pills from under the front passenger seat and a clear bag that contained hydrocodone and some other pills from under the front seat, according to the report.
Priest told police the bottle was his mother’s and he had taken her to get it filled Wednesday, but the date on the bottle was Dec. 3, 2007, police reported. As a result, Priest was arrested and charged with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (hydrocodone).
Another passenger, Melinda S. Pollock, 44, of 2715 Elbridge Road, Obion, was charged with public intoxication after a police officer reported he believed she had trouble with balance, her speech was slow and slightly slurred and her pupils were dilated. She allegedly had in her possession a prescription bottle for 90 hydrocodone and had only about 43 pills left in the bottle, according to the report.