A man in Lawrenceburg is facing serious charges following his arrest by local sheriff's deputies, according to a recent report. A captain in the Tennessee county's local law enforcement has confirmed that the 34-year-old man is facing a variety of drug charges. The man is currently being held in a county jail against $279,000 bail. No court date has been announced at this time.
Details surrounding the man's arrest are incomplete at this time, as police are still gathering evidence that will be used by the prosecution in the case against him. It appears the man was apprehended by law enforcement officers somewhere in the vicinity of April 19 in Lawrence County. Officers say he was carrying a variety of drugs on his person at the time he was detained.
There is no mention of why the man was questioned by police, whether it was part of a larger operation or simply a routine traffic stop. This information will be invaluable to the man's criminal defense strategy, as it will shed light on the specifics of police involvement with the case. For the moment, the man is believed to have been carrying methamphetamine for resale. He is also believed to have been in possession of Xanax and oxycodone for the same purpose, as well as a weapon of indeterminate type.
If he is found guilty of the drug charges filed against him, the man could spend years in a Tennessee prison. However, the specifics of the case, most particularly the conduct of the officers involved in his search and detainment, could play a significant role in how the trial plays out. His defense team will work to ensure his rights are observed throughout the trial, and that every effort is made to represent his individual interests.
Source: timesdaily.com, "Lawrence, Tennessee, man facing drug charges", Tom Smith, April 19, 2018