Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sparta Man Says Drugs Belong To His Parents
Drug charges are pending against a Sparta man, who allegedly created a disturbance at a Cookeville convenience store this week. Police say they responded to the call at the Kangaroo Mart on East Spring Street Monday afternoon to find 21-year-old Bradley Howard Roberts of HIckory Valley Road sitting in a vehicle outside the store. Roberts allegedly created a disturbance with store clerks because a pre-paid credit card that he had purchased at the store would not activate. Police asked permission to search his vehicle, but Roberts refused, so officers called in a K-9, which they say "indicated" on the vehicle and gave them probable cause to search it without Roberts' consent. They say that search turned up a cloth bag underneath the driver's side seat that contained cocaine and other drugs. When asked about the drugs, Roberts allegedly told officers that they belonged to his parents. But he was taken into custody on drug charges and the nearly $500 in cash he had on him was seized as well.