Martin traffic stop leads to drug arrest

MARTIN, Tenn. — What started out as a routine traffic stop, turned into something much more serious early Thursday morning.

According to the Martin Police Department, Patrolman Nick Combs stopped a car after seeing it run a stop sign on Hannings Lane around 12:05 a.m.  Patrolman Combs requested back up after stopping the vehicle.  Patrolman Aaron Gallimore and his K-9 partner Samo responded.  Officers said Samo “alerted” on the car, indicating the presence of drugs.


A search of the vehicle, driven by Kaine M. Winston, 21, of Martin, uncovered glass smoking pipes, a small plastic bag that field tested as methamphetamine and several prescription pills.  Police also said, the loose pills were identified as the prescription narcotics,  Oxycodone, Adderall and Xanax.

Winston was taken in to custody and charged with Possession of Schedule II drugs, Possession of Schedule IV drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Stop Sign Violation.

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