Thursday, March 4, 2010

Carthage Man Charged With Selling Drugs in Ckvl

Cookeville police have charged a Carthage man with possession of drugs for re-sale after the department's Community Nuisance Eradication Team was called to an apartment on Cooke Street this week. Police say they had received complaints of drug activity at the residence and arrived to find six people inside, including 19-year-old David Alexander Burk of Brook Court in Carthage. Authorities allege that Burk had crack cocaine in his pockets, along with about two grams of marijuana. He also had $887 dollars in cash, although police say he claimed to not have a job. Police also found a set of digital scales under the couch where Mr. Burk was sitting and a search of a vehicle turned up a .22 caliber pistol. They say charges are pending for possession of the firearm.