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Man allegedly flying with drugs arrested at Tennessee airport

July 17, 2018


One man is in police custody following an arrest at the Nashville International Airport. According to reports, the the man allegedly traveled to Tennessee from another state with a significant amount of drugs in his luggage. He is now facing felony drug charges.

Police claim that someone tipped them off that a person was possibly flying into the airport with drugs, and they brought in a drug-sniffing K9 to check things out. The dog located two suitcases that were loaded with 51 bags of marijuana, all of which had been vacuum sealed. Authorities reported that someone had sprayed the bags with Febreze — a sprayable household odor eliminator — in an attempt to cover up the smell.

The man was carrying nearly $3,000 in cash and told police that he was unaware of the bags’ contents. He was arrested and taken to an area jail, where is bond was set at $100,000. It does not appear as if police made any other arrests related to the incident, and no further information was available regarding the person who called in the tip.

Defendants in Tennessee who are facing felony drug charges likely already understand just how serious things are. These types of criminal allegations can have severe consequences, including lengthy jail time, steep fines and a criminal record that follows a person for years. However, most people can minimize these consequences through careful, measured planning. This typically begins with a rigorous review of all charges and related evidence, which most choose to conduct alongside their respective counsels.

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