Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Overton County Man Facing Drug Charges
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is accusing an Overton County man of trying to get rid of some illegal drugs as authorities entered his hotel room in Cookeville. Police say 42-year-old Bruce Edward Phillips of Hilham was arrested after they made an investigation at the Days Inn motel. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia for allegedly having a box full of hypodermic needles in the room. A tampering with evidence charge was reportedly brought because Phillips allegedly disposed of several Dilaudid pills just as TBI Agent Harold Eaton entered the motel room.