Five men in their twenties who were in Murfreesboro are facing a serious list of charges for illegal drug sales. Devin Antonio Wakefield of University Ridge Apartments was taken into custody after police received a tip about marijuana sales being conducted from his unit. WGNS' Rafferty Cleary has more on the story...
Verbatim: The arrest took place after one of several officers went to the apartment in question, knocked on the door and were invited inside by a subject named Keagan Scribner, according to an arrest report. It was during that visit that police say they smelled a strong odor of marijuana. Inside the apartment police met with Wakefield, Israel Williamson and Benjamin Ross, Jr. Williamson and Ross are both from Cordova, Tennessee.
Of the five arrested, only one name was actually on the lease at University Ridge and that was Mr. Wakefield. The report shows that Wakefield gave MPD Detective Harrison consent to search his room. It was there that approximately 45-grams of marijuana and several low dose pain killers were uncovered. Of the marijuana recovered, 25-grams of it were divided into separate baggies. What is interesting about this case is that every cell phone in the apartment was seized and an officer noted in the report, “Every phone contained photographic evidence I know to be consistent with the sale of narcotics.”
The arresting officer went on to write, “I charged all parties with felony distribution of schedule six and felony drug paraphernalia.” The men will appear in court on July 9, 2013.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office
Murfreesboro Police Arrest Report #13-9717