A bag of meth, a bag of marijuana, anti-anxiety pills and a digital scale were found in the backpack of an alleged shoplifter in Murfreesboro.
A loss prevention worker at the Walmart store on South Rutherford Boulevard told police that she observed John Adam Atcheson steal and conceal a knife in the store. The Walmart worker said he then passed all points of purchase without paying for the knife.
During questioning by police, Officer Blake Troutman asked to search the 27 year old's cellphone, which he agreed to. On the phone police found text messages that showed he was buying and selling Xanax and Meth to different subjects. The Murfreesboro man told police he was once a "Big time dealer," but stopped. Police told the subject that the text in his phone were from this week, he then told officers that he stopped dealing after those text.
Atcheson was charged with the Sale of a Schedule Two Drug and the Sale of a Schedule Four Drug. He was also charged with Theft, Simple Possession of a Schedule Two and Six Drug and served two warrants for Failing to Appear in Court in Hamilton County.
Atcheson is being held in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center for Hamilton County Authorities.
MPD Arrest #16-6109