NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A traveler at Nashville International Airport faces a felony drug charge after police said they found approximately three pounds of meth in his luggage, hidden inside of a box concealed in “Happy Birthday” wrapping paper.
Airport police said they were alerted around 2 p.m. Wednesday after a drug K-9 hit on a bag that had arrived on a Southwest flight from Los Angeles, California. Officers identified the owner of the bag as Anthony Davis and said the 35-year-old consented to a search of his luggage.
Inside of Davis’ bag, police said they found a USPS priority shipping box, concealed in “Happy Birthday” wrapping paper. When Davis was questioned, officers said he claimed it was a gift for his seven-year-old daughter.
The package was opened and approximately three pounds of meth was found inside, according to investigators.
Davis was booked into the Metro jail Thursday on a felony charge of meth possession. His bond was set at $150,000.