Monday, May 18, 2009
A Cookeville man is facing some misdemeanor charges today after police found him sleeping in a vehicle at the Wendy's on North Willow Avenue. Police identify the man as 42-year-old Michael Smith of North Walnut Avenue. They say they noticed an open knife in his lap and ultimately got permission to do a search, which turned up a bag of cocaine, some generic Zanax pills, and a credit card which had a name other than Smith's on it. According to the police report, Smith claims to have found the credit card in the parking lot and said he was going to turn it in to authorities. He also says he found the bag of cocaine and was going to flush that when he got home. He was issued citations for possession of illegal drugs and prohibited weapons, but allowed to go on his way.