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Weapons, drugs, cash found during routine traffic stop

Eugene Waters

By Tamas Mondovics
During an investigation into possible drug activity on March 11, 2018, Mountain City Police officers Thomas Brown, and Lieutenant Clifton Worley made multiple traffic stops, one which of a car with expired registration that resulted in an arrest.
Following a consent search of the vehicle, in which Eugene Waters, 30, of Carter County Tennessee was a back-seat passenger, MCPD officer Brown found a handgun, methamphetamine, suboxone, and a large sum of cash, totaling $4,600.
According to MCPD, officer Brown arrested Waters and received consent to search Waters’ Mountain City motel.
Upon arrival, officers noted two more individuals from Carter County in the room, and while the two were not charged, the search resulted in the discovery of an AR style 9mm pistol as well as .45 cal 1911npistol.
The officers reported that both firearms were loaded and had extra ammunition.
The search also resulted in officers finding a ledger book containing transactions from the sale of drugs.
Waters was charged with Possession of Schedule II drugs with intent to Sale or deliver, Possession of Schedule III with intent to Sale or deliver, and Possession of a weapon in the commission of a Dangerous Felon.
The investigation is ongoing related to drug trafficking in the area.