Authorities nab 4 lbs of marijuana

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A Cannon County man was arrested on sale of marijuana and other related charges following an investigation by the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department and state law enforcement agencies.

Jeremiah William Cater of Auburntown Road was arrested and charged with the manufacture, sell or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft over $500. A hearing was set for June 10 in General Sessions Court.

Authorities also seized Cater’s 1999 Monte Carlo, $40 in cash and his Samsung cellphone.

The suspect was stopped on John Bragg Highway by Deputy Jordan McGee. Investigator Brandon Gullett arrived at the scene and began to question Cater.

“Once Jeremiah William Cater got out of the vehicle, I asked him if he had anything inside the vehicle that he wasn’t supposed to have, which he stated that he had some marijuana inside the car. I then asked him how much he had inside the car, which he stated he that he had four pounds inside the spare wheel well in the trunk,” Gullett said.

The marijuana was discovered in four one-gallon Ziploc bags, the investigator said.

Cater was then advised of his rights and was taken into custody. His car was impounded and was towed to the Cannon County Jail.

During a subsequent interview at the jail, Cater told Gullett that he had no drugs and “not even a set of scales or a pipe” at his home. Gullett did, however, get a search warrant signed by Judge Susan Melton.

Gullett, along with Sheriff Darrell Young, Investigator Anthony Young, Deputy Jordan McGee and Sgt. Tommy Miller, went to Cater’s home to execute the search warrant.

“Inside I found several cages full of pit-bull puppies. I also found several guns inside the master bedroom, one of which was stolen in January 1999 out of Carthage, Tenn,” Gullett said.

Meanwhile, Sheriff Young had discovered a set of digital scales, a glass pipe, rolling papers and a gallon Ziploc bag containing marijuana.

Following the raid, additional charges were filed against Cater.

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