Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Missouri Man Faces Drug Charges In Cookeville

Cookeville police say a complaint about drug activity at a residence on Franklin Avenue led to the arrest of a Missouri man over the weekend. Officer Josh Ward had been dispatched to the location after someone called the police department and claimed that two individuals had approached him and asked if he wanted to purchase cocaine. Ward says 21-year-old Michael Christen Patton was among the individuals on the front porch of a residence on Franklin, and says that Patton was observed shoving his hands into his pockets. Patton reportedly consented to a search which turned up a bag with about three grams of cocaine in it, and another bag with about two grams of marijuana. Patton was also reportedly wanted in Missouri on a parole violation.