According to a press release from the East Ridge Police Department, an officer on routine patrol saw a suspicious vehicle in the 700 block of Frawley Road and began asking questions of the occupants.
Officers discovered that the tag on the vehicle was registered to a different vehicle. The driver admitted to stealing the tag from a Chattanooga car dealership, officials said. Further investigation of another vehicle revealed that it was stolen in Georgia.
Officers also subsequently discovered cocaine, a resale amount of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and over $5000.00 in cash.
Joshua David Strickenbarger, 30, of Rossville, was charged with Theft over $1,000 and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Misty Nichole Umbreit, 26, of a Frawley Road address, was charged with Possession of Meth for Resale, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Theft over $1,000; Thomas Ellis Tucker, 46, of a Celo Avenue address in Chattanooga, was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Theft under $500. The three are scheduled to appear in East Ridge Municipal Court on Dec. 1.