Former TN house district candidate arrested after traffic stop
A former candidate for the Tennessee state house district that covers most of Chattanooga has been arrested.
An affidavit states a Chattanooga Police officer pulled Brandon Woodruff over on East 37th Street.
He reportedly crossed the center line several times.
The arresting officer found two loaded guns in the car as well as marijuana. In addition, police say a search of the vehicle revealed a metal box containing a baggie with weed residue and $867 in cash was also found.
According to an affidavit, the passenger said the blunt that was found inside the car belonged to her. She was issued a misdemeanor citation
The registration for Woodruff's car was also expired.
Woodruff is charged with possessing a firearm with intent to go armed, possession of a handgun while under the influence, possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and registration, driving an unregistered vehicle.
Woodruff lost his election bid in the Democratic primaries to Yusuf Hakeem last August.
Woodruff is due in court in March.