Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Oxycontin Investigation

Cookeville police say further charges may be pending as they continue an investigation which began when someone noticed a man slumped over the wheel of a car at Mike's Market on East Spring Street. Officer Darrin Stout identified the man as 39-year-old Marty Wayne Robbins of Randolph Road in Crossville. Robbins allegedly told the officer that he "shoots up oxycontin," but that he was out of the drug. Police say a search of Robbins' wallet turned up more than 12-hundred dollars in cash, which Robbins claimed did not belong to him, but to a friend who had asked him to hold on to it. Authorities say they believe the money came from drug sales, so they seized it and also questioned several individuals at a motel where Robbins claimed to have been doing drugs. When Robbins got to the Putnam County jail, officers allegedly found two syringes and a spoon in his pockets. He was charged with public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia and introduction of contraband into the jail. He'll be in court later this month.