2 arrested after KPD finds guns, drugs during traffic stop

L: Bryan Lee Dyer, R: Tabrina Blevins (Photos: KPD)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Two people were arrested after a traffic stop Thursday morning.

A Knoxville police officer stopped Bryan Lee Dyer,41,on Merchants Road when he noticed Dyer’s Chrysler Pacifica had an expired tag and did not have a tag light around 2:31 a.m. Dyer gave the officer a false name, according to the report. He had outstanding warrants for his arrest in Sevier County.

According to KPD, there was clear evidence of drug use. The officer searched the vehicle and found more than 28 grams of meth, 1.21 grams of powder believed to be heroin, .88 grams of marijuana, pills, a loaded 9 mm handgun, 12 gauge shotgun rounds, several .38 caliber rounds and a stun gun. The stun gun is valued as $1,254. Also, drug paraphernalia was found, including a spoon with white residue.

Dyer, along with the passenger Tabrina Blevins, 29, face charges for violating a drug free school zone, drug possession and possession of a weapon during the commission of a dangerous felony. Dyer also faces charges for felon in possession of a firearm and driving related charges.

Dyer is being held on a $101,000 bond and Blevins is being held on a $40,250 bond.

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