A routine warrants check can often lead to more serious problems for some Tennessee residents. If other issues are uncovered, there is a potential for additional charges unrelated to the warrants issue. A recent warrants check led to dire consequences for one Tennessee man from Henry County. He now faces multiple drug charges as a result of the warrants check.
A police officer spotted the man at a local gas station. The officer reported that he saw the man talking on his cell phone outside the business. The police officer confirmed through a warrants check that the man was wanted in a nearby county. The 36-year old Paris man was immediately arrested and taken to the local jail.
At the jail, officers say they found 84 hydrocodone pills concealed on the man's body. It is claimed that the man also concealed 1.1 grams of methamphetamine. He was charged with possession of the two drugs with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver. The man was also charged with failure to appear in court. His bond was set at $10,000.
Residents of Tennessee or those visiting the state who find themselves in similar situations often seek professional guidance from a criminal defense attorney. Anyone facing drug charges has the right to fight those charges in court. Seeking an advocate with experience in criminal law is a positive step to help an individual avoid conviction or minimize penalties. Strong legal counsel can help someone explore all possible options and develop a strategy that will often result in a favorable outcome in court.
Source: parispi.net, "PARIS, TN: Man arrested for drugs outside gas station", Glenn Tanner, Jan. 29, 2017