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Criminal defense: 2 arrested in Tennessee drug bust

On Behalf of | Jul 17, 2018 | criminal defense

In a raid on a Sweetwater residence recently, police allegedly found what they suspect to be meth and cannabis. Two Tennessee men will be needing criminal defense counsel since they’ve been charged with crimes in connection with the raid. A narcotics agent with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said officers went to the home with a search warrant, which is where they arrested the two accused men.

Apparently, three men were found in a bedroom along with what police believe to be bags of marijuana, and they found loose cannabis near some digital scales. They also found cash and what appeared to be a pipe used for smoking drugs. A narcotics officer said some of the cash uncovered came from the county’s drug fund.

The 33-year-old accused apparently told cops the money and marijuana were his but that the meth was not. The meth was allegedly found in the man’s wallet. Both the accused have addresses in Sweetwater.

Being charged with a serious crime may merit speaking to a criminal defense attorney on how best to fight the charges. Drug convictions in Tennessee may result in jail time, large fines, property forfeiture and a permanent criminal record. These criminal cases often involve legal issues that are complicated and which may involve search, seizure, the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. A competent lawyer will have a full understanding of state and federal drug matters coupled with extensive experience in handling them at all levels of court.