Thursday, April 23, 2009

Drug bust leads police to stolen jewelry

WKRN Channel 2 news NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Police in Nashville arrested a UPS supervisor Tuesday night after finding drugs and an estimated $15,000 worth of stolen jewelry in his car. Officers received a tip Tuesday night of a car parked outside a business on Dana Way in Antioch with marijuana inside. While an officer on the scene was gathering information, the car's owner, Richard Traughber, a UPS supervisor, was dropped off by a UPS truck driver. During a subsequent search of Traughber's car, authorities found several containers of marijuana, various pills and a digital scale in addition to jewelry, including Rolex watches, rings and necklaces totaling approximately $15,000 inside the car. Traughber, 31, admitted he pawned items stolen from UPS packages in the past. UPS security personnel confirmed the packages were missing and said the insurance claims were already paid out on the packages. Traughber is charged with three counts of felony drug possession, theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in lieu of $37,000 bond.

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