Musician tells police “yes” to search his VW Jetta; they find meth, weed, and a scale

56-year-old Scott Mahaffy was charged with possession of meth, marijuana, and violation of vehicle registration after he was stopped for a tail light malfunction and police found over 10 grams of meth in his vehicle.

On October 27th, Memphis Police Officer Heisler observed a white Volkswagen Jetta on North Graham and Macon with a nonworking tail light during the dark hours. A traffic stop was initiated by Officer Heisler in front of 4025 Kingsbury Road. The police report stated that the driver was identified as Scott Mahaffy.

Scott Mahaffy (SCSO)

Officer Heisler ran Mahaffy’s tag through a police computer that came back registered to a Ford F-150. Scott Mahaffy consented to a search of his vehicle when permission was asked by Officer Heisler. A glass pipe was located on the driver side floorboard as well as a small clear baggie of marijuana on the front seat. It was tested and weighed 1.7 grams. Officer Heisler obtained a black backpack containing a digital scale and a plastic baggie containing positively tested methamphetamine. Reportedly, there were 10.1 grams of meth inside the bag. Mahaffy was in possession of $465 cash which police seized for it most likely being used to sell drugs. They also towed his vehicle with the suspicion that it was used in the selling of drugs as well.

Scott Mahaffy was arrested and charged with possession of meth with intent to sell, possession of marijuana for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia, license plate light required, and violation of vehicle registration law. He was later released on a $50,000 bond.

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