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Manchester police make drug arrest Sunday night

Posted on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 4:35 pm

By Wayne Thomas, staff writer

A Tullahoma man is being held in the Coffee County Jail under a bond of $33,000 after Manchester police arrested him Sunday night on drug charges.

David Herman Oliver, 35, Westside Drive, Tullahoma was charged with manufacture/delivery/sale of a controlled substance, possession of schedule II and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to a report by Manchester Police Department officer Ernie Colvin, at approximately 6:45 p.m. Sunday police received information that possible drug activity was taking place behind the old Southern Family Market building located on Hillsboro Boulevard.

When Colvin and other officers arrived they found Oliver sitting in a vehicle. When he saw them, Oliver allegedly attempted to leave but officers blocked him in. When officers approached the vehicle they say they could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Officers asked Oliver to step out of the vehicle and empty his pockets and they found $2,461 in cash.

A K-9 officer worked around the vehicle and “hit” on it prior to search, indicating possible drugs.

Officers found a small amount of green leafy material believed to be marijuana in the driver’s door with rolling papers.

The officers also found a pill bottle in the trunk with 31 Ritalin pills and found a half a Hydrocodone pill in the floorboard.

Oliver, who has served as an animal control officer for the City of Tullahoma remains in the Coffee County Jail under a bond of $33,000 and is scheduled to appear in Coffee County General Sessions Court April 23.


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