Drug crimes continue to be an issue in Tennessee and around the rest of the country. A recent incident in Robertson County involved the search for a suspect wanted for questioning in a drug distribution case. The incident started with a traffic stop that then caused the road to be closed for several hours. The suspect may be considering his criminal defense options.
The situation began when police identified a person they considered a person of interest in a drug distribution ring. The suspect's vehicle was identified by officers and pulled over. While the vehicle was stopped, the suspect apparently fled on foot into the nearby woods. A manhunt ensued that closed down Interstate 74 near mile marker 17 for several hours. The individual was not apprehended.
A joint investigation involving the Robertson County Sheriff's Office, the Springfield Police Department, ATF, DEA and other agencies identified the man as a possible leader in the drug operation. He is suspected of selling drugs including methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana. During a search of the suspect's home, significant amounts of illegal drugs were allegedly seized as was a Glock 9-millimeter pistol. At last report, the man had still not been apprehended.
A person facing drug charges in Tennessee may benefit from seeking the advice of a criminal law attorney. A knowledgeable lawyer can review the facts of the case and ensure that the client is fully aware of his or her rights under the law. A drug charge can have serious implications for one's future and an experienced lawyer may be able to assist in minimizing the long term ramifications by recommending the best available legal options available in a criminal defense.