Smyrna police are searching for a man who fled a traffic stop

SMYRNA, Tenn. (WTVF) – Smyrna police are looking for John Jeffrey Hicks, who escaped from a vehicle on foot at a traffic stop.

According to the Smyrna Police Department, officers initiated a traffic disruption on Lee Victory Parkway in Smyrna. Hicks got out of the vehicle and fled the scene on foot.

The officers searched the vehicle and found a criminal amount of marijuana, meth, heroin and a loaded AR-15 rifle. When Hicks fled the scene, he dropped a semi-automatic pistol.

Hicks is being held in a neighboring county for drug abuse.

The La Vergne Police K-9 unit and the Smyrna Fire Brigade drone operators helped with the search.

Hicks is described by police as a white man standing 6-foot-5, 200 pounds with long hair and multiple tattoos. He was last seen on Lee Victory Parkway over the Old Nashville Highway.

The police in Smyrna will ask you if you have any information on his location. Please contact Detective Krieb at 615-267-5148 or email Krieb at [email protected]

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