Monday, May 17, 2010

Drug Charges Pending In Several Incidents

Cookeville police say charges are pending in a case of alleged drug dealing activity at the Alpine Lodge on East Spring Street. Officer Brandon Tayes says he went to that location after receiving information that two individuals were selling Dilaudid pills out of a room there. Police say a search of the room turned up 23 "suboxone" pills, which authorities say are an addictive type of painkiller. One of the people in the room allegedly admitted to selling the pills, but was released from custody pending further investigation. Meanwhile, police say a drug possession citation was issued against a Cookeville man who was stopped for speeding. Officer Marc DeClaire says he found two oxycodone pills in a cigarette pack on 24-year-old Raymond Curtis Garner, Jr. of 15th Street. And police say they are waiting for a positive ID on some yellow tablets found in a room at the America's Best Value Inn. The woman staying there, 42-year-old Christina Kay Robbins of Livingston, was wanted on felony drug charges in Overton County. Police say Robbins told them the pills were dilaudid and they say that she and others in the room allegedly admitted to "shooting up" the drugs.