The sale and use of methamphetamine continue to crowd the docket in Bedford County circuit court. At the Divison 1 session on March 21, there were 11 cases of the 19 on the docket involving charges …
The sale and use of methamphetamine continue to crowd the docket in Bedford County circuit court. At the Divison 1 session on March 21, there were 11 cases of the 19 on the docket involving charges of methamphetamine sales.
Ricky Lee Reed Jr., 43, Murfreesboro, is currently serving an eight-year sentence at West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning on convictions of theft and bringing contraband into a correctional facility.
He committed those crimes in 2017 and was sentenced in 2018 (bringing contraband into a correctional facility) and in February of 2019 for theft.
On April 19, 2018, a Bedford County deputy was dispatched to a wreck on Walker Road. Reed was the driver of the vehicle involved.
According to the deputy’s affidavit, Reed had four plastic bags in his pocket that contained a total of 20.8 grams of methamphetamine. The street value of methamphetamine is around $40 per gram. Reed attempted to rid himself of the drugs by throwing it into the grass alongside the road.
Reed also resisted the deputy by turning around and moving away when the deputy attempted to handcuff him.
Reed is asking for a trial on the charges: two counts of possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell and resisting arrest.
His trial was set for July 27-28.
Aaron Lee Kelley, 42, of Shelbyville, has a variety of charges lodged against him.
He was arrested on Oct. 9, 2018 for possession of more than 300 grams of methamphetamine (street value of around $12,000), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Nov, 29,2021 he was arrested for failure to appear in court and on March15, 2018 he was arrested for possession with intent to sell marijuana and driving with a revoked license, a 4th offense.
He had been convicted of driving with a revoked license twice in 2001and again in 2013.
Kelley’s trial date has been set for Aug. 8 of this year.
Danielle Nicole Hammrick,46, of Manchester, has been out on $2,500 bond since her arrest on March 27, 2021.
She was charged with two counts of possession with intent to sell methamphetamine.
In a plea agreement with prosecutors, Hammrick took a “best interest plea” to one of the counts, the other was dismissed.
She was sentenced to eight years of incarceration but she will only spend 90 days in jail and then be released to serve the balance of the sentence under the supervision of community corrections. She was also fined $2,000.
According to Assistant DA Mike Randles, agents with the 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force observed a black BMW, driven by Hammrick, run a stop sign on Knob Creek Road.
The agents noticed a bulge in the pants pocket of the passenger, Pam Scott.
Scott told the agents, that as they were being pulled over, Hammrick passed a plastic bag containing 3.14 grams of methamphetamine to her.
Scott told the agents that Hammrick was delivering the drugs and was supposed to collect $130 for it.
As the sentencing hearing neared completion on March 21, Hammrick balked at accepting the plea deal apparently not wanting to acknowledge that she might be found guilty if her case went to a jury trial.
However, after consulting with her attorney, Public Defender Mike Collins, outside the courtroom, she accepted the plea and was ordered to begin serving her 90 day jail sentence immediately.
Bobby Allen Sanders, 42, of Unionville, pled guilty March 21 to one count of possession with intent to sell methamphetamine.
He was arrested one year-to-the-day earlier (March 21, 2021) on two counts of possession with intent to sell methamphetamine, simple possession (casual-exchange of drugs) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was sentenced to serve 12 years in prison and fined $2,000. He must serve 30 percent (43 months) before he will be eligible for early release.
Drug Task Force agents caught Sanders at a woman’s home on Old Pencil Mill Road.
Sanders was wanted on outstanding warrants. Agents found Sanders sitting in a gold Lexus.
He had six bags of methamphetamine weighing 14.49 grams in his pockets. In a subsequent search of his residence and an RV, agents found scales and balance sheets connected with selling drugs.
Nicholas Todd Fortune—On March 18, 2021, three days before they arrested Bobby Allen Sanders, Drug Task Force agents executed a search warrant on a residence at 425 Haskins Chapel Road.
While engaged in the search, agents were told someone named Nick” supplied methamphetamine to the residents.
A short time later, Nicholas Todd Fortune rode into the driveway on a motorcycle. Agents ordered Fortune to stop but he turned around and attempted to drive away.
According to the agents, Fortune fell over on the motorcycle after a very short distance and was taken into custody. He was found to be in possession of 2.65 grams of methamphetamine, $2,683 in cash, digital scales and plastic baggies.
Earlier, agents had engaged a confidential informant to conduct a controlled buy from Fortune. Fortune was charged with two counts of possession with intent to sell methamphetamine.
In a plea deal, March 21, he was sentenced to serve 12 years in prison and fined $2,000. He must serve 30 percent (43 months) before he will be eligible for early release.
Adrian Padilla Garcia—On Jan. 15, 2021, Drug Task Force agents, Bedford County deputies, Shelbyville police and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents, executed a search warrant at Sherwood Court in Shelbyville.
They found Adrian Padilla Garcia, 34, to be in possession of a stolen 2001 Ford pickup truck, an unlawfully sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun, methamphetamine, digital scales and possession of a methamphetamine smoking pipe.
He was charged with possession of a firearm as a felon, possession of a firearm with intent to go armed in the commission of a dangerous felony, possession of a prohibited weapon, drug paraphernalia and theft.
He was sentenced in a plea deal on March 21, to 10 years in prison for one count of possession of methamphetamine and two years for possession of an illegal weapon. The other four counts were dismissed.
The illegal weapon sentence will run concurrently with the drug sentence resulting in an effective sentence of 10 years. He must serve 30 percent of the sentence before he will be eligible for early release.
According to police, Smith failed to stop at a traffic light at the intersection of North Main Street and Fairfield Pike in Shelbyville on March 10, 2021.
Eventually, Drug Task Force agents were able to stop the vehicle and Smith and two other passengers were taken into custody.
Police found a loaded .45 caliber pistol under the driver’s seat and seven grams of methamphetamine in Smith’s backpack. They also found a smoking pipe and digital scales.
Nowlin was stopped by a sheriff’s deputy on Warners Bridge Road near Pass Road on March 11,2020. Nowlin consented toa search of his vehicle and a deputy found a backpack that contained “several” plastic baggies containing methamphetamine, pills and a glass pipe.
She was arrested first on Feb.10, 2021 on four counts of possession of 38 grams of methamphetamine with intent to sell, two counts of possession of three grams of heroin, possession of three grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
After a subsequent search of her home on Midland Road, on April 8., 2021, Plemons was charged with two more counts of possession with intent to sell methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Plemons was living with, and apparently married to, Jack Kenneth Plemons, 18years her senior.
Jack was sentenced on Feb. 24 to start serving 38 years in prison for a variety of charges connected with the sale of methamphetamine.
Another of Jack’s wives, Mary Elizabeth Plemons,42, pled guilty in January to a charge of possession of methamphetamine for resale and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
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