Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Drug Charges Brought After Disturbance

A Cookeville man, who allegedly created a disturbance at an apartment on South Washington Avenue this week, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance after police say they found pills and marijuana on him. The suspect was identified as 24-year-old Jason Michael Murphy. According to a report by officer Chris Melton, Murphy had left the scene of the disturbance on foot by the time police arrived, but was identified by witnesses and arrested a short distance away. The drugs were allegedly discovered during a search incident to that arrest. Police say Murphy also had some outstanding warrants from previous cases that were served on him when he got to the jail.