Monday, August 16, 2010

Cookeville Man Facing Drug Possession Charges

A Cookeville man is facing drug possession charges today after police allegedly found marijuana and illegal mushrooms in his car. Officer Jimmy Blankenship says he observed those items in a vehicle that was occupied by 19-year-old Matthew Dillon Brewington of Scenic Lane. He says the investigation began early Saturday morning when he saw several young people walking to and from a vehicle that was parked at a business off South Jefferson Avenue. The officer alleges that Brewington had been unemployed, but was in possession of some $1800 in cash, which was seized by police as the possible proceeds from drug sales. Authorities say Brewington had four baggies and one pill bottle containing various amounts of marijuana, as well as two plastic bags full of so-called "shrooms."