Man catches array of charges after running out of gas and flagging down officers

33-year-old Alfred Cooper was charged with violating vehicle registration law, unlawful use of a driver’s license, violation of financial law, and possession of drug paraphernalia after reportedly flagging down police officers when he ran out of gas with his meth pipe sitting on his center console.

On November 27th, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Ferguson responded to a drug equipment violation at North Houston Levee Road and Glen Lakes Boulevard. According to the affidavit, he noticed a black Chevy Silverado on the side of the road with flashers. Inside the vehicle was the driver, Alfred Cooper, who was flagging him down. He gave him a courtesy transport to buy some gas while Deputy Munn investigated his vehicle.

Alfred Cooper (SCSO)
Alfred Cooper (SCSO)

During his search, in plain view was a methamphetamine pipe on the center console of the truck. They then detained Alfred and further searched the vehicle. Alfred was unable to provide registration or proof of insurance for the vehicle, and he has been living in Bartlett, TN, with an expired Alabama driver’s license. The Bartlett Police Department has had three previous encounters with Alfred since September 8th, regarding possession of meth and drug paraphernalia.

Alfred Cooper was arrested and charged with violating vehicle registration law, violating financial law, unlawful use of a driver’s license, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $250 bond.

On December 1st, a petition was issued to revoke his suspended sentence due to violating his probation and his hearing was scheduled for December 4th.



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