Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Smith Co. Woman Charged with Cocaine Possession
A Smith County woman has been charged with possession of drugs for re-sale after allegedly being caught selling cocaine out of a Cookeville motel room. Police say 23-year-old Tanyia Marie Copeland of Gordonsville allegedly told them that she was trying to make enough money to pay the bills. Officer Brandon Tayes says he had received a tip about someone "selling crack cocaine at the Country Hearth Inn." According to his report, he stopped a vehicle seen leaving the motel because it had darkly tinted windows. The officer says Copeland gave him permission to search the motel room she had rented, and that search uncovered eight bags of crack cocaine, a bag of marijuana and $600 dollars in cash. Copeland's court date is November 16th.