31-year-old Lowell Riihimaa was charged with possession of heroin with intent, possession of meth, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a weapon, and two counts of simple possession after officers investigating a suspicious person initiated a probable cause search.
On March 25th, officers responded to a suspicious person call near Food Mart located at 1950 Fort Campbell Boulevard. Upon arrival, Officer Nemeth located a Nissan Rogue in the lot and observed a driver’s license and handgun on the front seat. Next officers located Lowell Riihimaa who confirmed he was driving the Nissan.
According to the affidavit, officers initiated a probable cause search of Riihimaa’s person “based on the cocaine being located” on Daniel Barnhill’s person (see story here). Officer Nemeth found a necklace containing a blue pill and residue. Officers also searched the vehicle which produced “suspected heroin, suspected methamphetamines, digital scales, pipes, and orange pills”.
A “presumptive test” was done on the meth which concluded a positive result and weighed .5 grams. Field testing of the heroin was positive weighing in excess of .5 grams. The pills scored “MN8” were identified with the Drug Identification Bible 2015/2016 as buprenorphine hydrochloride/naloxone hydrochloride, a drug commonly known to treat opioid abusers. Mr. Riihimaa admitted to authorities that he “frequently uses illegal drugs.”
Lowell Riihimaa was arrested and charged with possession of heroin with intent, possession of meth, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a weapon, and two counts of simple possession. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $43,000 bond.