Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Texas Trucker After Police Discover Narcotics in Sleeper
Nashville, TN – A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a Texas trucker on Thursday after police discovered 50 lbs. of narcotics.
The Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) said an officer conducted a stop of a tractor-trailer Thursday afternoon along Interstate 40.
An MNPD dog (pictured above) alerted to the rig.
A further search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of two bags in the sleeper containing “more than 50 lbs. of white powder, presumed to be Fentanyl,” MNPD said.
A traffic stop of a tractor-trailer on I-40 late this afternoon led to the discovery of more than 50 lbs of white powder, presumed to be Fentanyl, found in 2 bags in the sleeper compartment. MNPD dog Boston alerted to a drug odor. Danny Rhodes, 48, of El Paso, TX, arrested. pic.twitter.com/GpOInYsnRe
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) August 13, 2021
The truck driver, identified as 48-year-old Danny Rhodes of El Paso, TX, was taken into custody.
No other information about the case has been provided at this time.