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Traffic stop in Gleason leads to McKenzie man facing multiple drug charges

A McKenzie man with an extensive criminal history is facing multiple drug charges after a traffic stop in Gleason leads to the discovery of multiple prescription drugs inside of the car he was traveling in.

According to a report from the Gleason Police Department, on Feb. 18 at around 1:40 a.m., Officer Alex Sherwood conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for failing to maintain lane of travel near the intersection of Hwy. 22 and Hwy. 190 in Gleason.

Sherwood said that he observed the vehicledrift over the lane divider stripes straddling the lines two different times before correcting back into the original lane of travel, which was the left lane.”

After initiating at traffic stop, Sherwood made contact with the driver, Kevin Goodrum, of McKenzie. The vehicle was also occupied by Kevin’s son, identified as Andrew Good-rum, who was the front passenger. The report says that when Sherwood approached the vehicle, he “immediately detected an odor of marijuana emitting from the interior of the vehicle.”

Sherwood said that Andrew admitted to having some marijuana cigarettes inside a plastic baggy located on the front passenger floorboard. Officers searched the vehicle and found a small, clear plastic baggy containing four marijuana cigarettes weighing approximately 4 grams total.

Sherwood said in the report that upon searching the driver, officers located inside of Kevin’s front right pants pocket a small, clear plastic baggy containing 21 different pills. “These were later identified as being (3 1/2) Suboxone (Buprenorphine/Naloxone) SCH 3 controlled substance, (13) Hydrocodone tablets SCH 2 controlled substance, and (5) Gabapentin which are a legend drug,” the report stated. “Kevin was placed under arrest for the possession of the pills and transported to Weakley County Jail. Andrew was issued a citation into General Sessions Court for Simple Possession with a court date of  March 4 at 2 p.m. The vehicle was released to Andew per Kevin’s request.

When officers arrived to the jail sally port,Kevin advised that he had more contraband on his person that wasn’t found. A plastic baggy containing approximately4grams of marijuana was concealed inside his long johns.

After Kevin exited the right rear seat of the patrol unit, I observed numerous pieces of clear, rock like substance on the seat where he was sitting during transport,” sherwood said in the report. “I also observed a small, plastic baggy on the floorboard, where he was sitting, that had obviously been tampered with. I field tested the substance and it showed positive for Methamphetamine.

“I collected what I could for evidence. Kevin advised that he had started to eat it, but the taste was so bad he couldn’t go through with it. I asked him if he had consumed any and he advised no.”

Sherwood said that Kevin was additionally charged with the Tampering of Evidence and Possession of Schedule VI as well as the pill related charges. The pills, marijuana, and suspected meth will be sent to the TBI Lab for testing.

The suspect, Kevin Goodlum’s extensive criminal history dates back over 20 years, starting in 2002.

1 Comment

  1. Bub and Debbie Cantrell on February 22, 2024 at 7:27 pm

    Good Stop.