Memphis police officer arrested in Nashville on drug charges

Officer Tramaine Johnson (Source: Memphis Police Department)
Officer Tramaine Johnson (Source: Memphis Police Department)

(WMC-TV) - A Memphis police officer was arrested Saturday afternoon in Nashville on drug charges.

According to an MPD spokesperson, Officer Tramaine Johnson, 26, was arrested on the campus of Tennessee State University during a traffic stop.

Upon approaching Johnson's vehicle, the spokesperson said, a campus police officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana. Inside the vehicle, officers found 9.2 grams of marijuana, as well as Johnson's MPD issued weapon.

Everyone inside the vehicle, including Johnson, was arrested.

Johnson was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Attempted Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia.

According to Memphis police, Johnson has been relieved of duty, with pay, pending an investigation. He has been employed with the Memphis Police Department since 2009, assigned to the Union Station.

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