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K-9 locates cocaine during traffic stop

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Wilson County Sheriff's deputies arrested a suspect after a K-9 located a bag cocaine during a traffic stop for illegally tinted windows on Sparta Pike in Lebanon Sunday evening.

Deputy Christopher Keyes and K-9 Sgt. Robin Curtis stopped the vehicle and verified that the passenger in the car, Maurice Roshawn Burrus, 33, of Nashville, was wanted by Wilson County Sheriff's Office for outstanding warrants. The warrants were for failure to appear in court stemming from prior traffic charges and violation of probation out of Criminal Court in Wilson County.

During the investigation, it was determined there had been information that Burrus was allegedly involved in illegal drug activity.

When Sgt. Curtis and his K-9 Rocky conducted a search outside the vehicle, the dog alerted officers to possible drugs on the passenger side of the vehicle. Upon further inspection, deputies found a half kilo of a powered substance which officers field-tested as positive for cocaine under the passenger's seat where Burrus was sitting prior to the traffic stop.

The deputies seized the drugs, a 2006 Toyota Yaris in which Burrus was riding along with a large amount of cash as evidence.

Deputies arrested Burrus on the outstanding warrants. He is currently being held in the Wilson County Correction Facility without bond pending a grand jury hearing.

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