Man accused of eating ‘blunts’ during traffic stop

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UNION CITY, Tenn. — A man is facing a tampering with evidence charge after police say he ate two marijuana cigars when they pulled him over. Police say Jerry Rawls of Memphis was driving on a suspended license when they stopped his SUV Monday on South Everett Boulevard for having a brake light out, according to a report from the Union City Police Department. Officers reportedly smelled marijuana, but a search of the vehicle revealed nothing. Rawls then told police the smell was coming from him because he ate two “blunts” when he was pulled over, according to the report. He still had marijuana residue inside his mouth, according to police. Rawls was taken into custody for charges of tampering with evidence and second offense of driving on a suspended license, the report states.

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