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Drug charges filed after responding to a suspicious persons call

A recent call to police in Tennessee to report two suspicious people ultimately led to an arrest. Along with other charges, a man is facing drug charges after law enforcement searched his car. Reportedly, police responded to a store after receiving a call from the manager at 4:30 a.m. on a recent Saturday morning.

Soon after officers arrived at the store, they saw one man coming out and getting into the passenger side of a vehicle. When a second man exited the store, officers approached him, apparently leading the man in the car to escape on foot. Although one officer made brief contact with the fleeing man, he managed to get away. Officers say he ran across Interstate 40 and entered an area with dense woods on the opposite side.

With the help of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a K-9 unit and other departments, the suspect was soon apprehended. The other man had also in the meantime been taken into custody. The vehicle from which the man ran was searched, and officers say they discovered various drug paraphernalia and narcotics, including some packaged crystal meth believed to be ready for sale. Reportedly a records check revealed that the runaway suspect was wanted for several charges, including robbery and escape in another state.

When individuals in Tennessee find themselves on the wrong side of the law and facing drug charges, the logical step is to secure the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. A lawyer can examine the charges and the circumstances of the arrest, the procedures followed to search a vehicle and more. Based on that information, a lawyer can devise a defense strategy that will focus on achieving the best possible outcome.

Source: wate.com, "Dandridge Police: suspicious person call leads to felony drug charges, capture of escapee", Aug. 20, 2017

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