Cellphones have become a fixture to the majority of Tennessee residents. They are used constantly to keep in touch with others, plan activities and seek information. While the devices are viewed as beneficial to their owners in most scenarios, one cell phone recently led to multiple arrests for drug charges in Weakley County.
According to police reports, a search was conducted of a home after a warrant had been obtained. During the search, officers claim they found crystal methamphetamine, meth pipes, a loaded rifle and digital scales. A 43-year-old man was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to resale and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Evidently, calls continued coming to the man's phone; an officer eventually answered and led the callers to believe that he was the man. A meeting was arranged to supposedly sell meth to the callers at a convenience store. Police officers arrested two women, ages 25 and 32, and a 21-year-old man at the store. The three were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal attempt to possess methamphetamine. More charges are likely as the investigation continues.
Drug charges vary widely, depending on the type of drugs involved, the amount of the drugs and even the location where the drugs were found. One thing is constant -- the seriousness of the formal accusations. If convicted, someone could be facing years in jail and/or be forced to pay hefty fines. A Tennessee criminal defense attorney can be a valued partner in fighting any filed charges. An experienced lawyer will help clients mount the most rigorous defense possible.