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Man sells pot to sheriffs informant
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A 22 year-old Cookeville man has been charged with unlawful possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance (marijuana) for resale; for sale and delivery; and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, Matthew James Wilber was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession of a Schedule VI drug (marijuana). His bond totals $17,500 and he will be in court on June 23.Ray said that the sheriff's department conducted a sting operation on May 31, making a controlled drug buy from Wilber, who allegedly sold three ounces of marijuana to an undercover informant at the Puckett's Point Road boat ramp.Wilber's 17 year-old girlfriend was reportedly present at the time of the sale.Charges are also pending against her.The arrest warrant alleges that; “Wilber did deliver and sell three ounces of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, which is a Schedule VI drug, to a confidential informant at the boat ramp near the end of Puckett's Point Road.“Wilber gave a statement admitting that he did weigh out and deliver three ounces of marijuana and sold it.”Ray says that Wilber was arrested immediately after the purchase was made,The deputy also allegedly found a blue duffle bag in Wilber's vehicle, as well as two one-gallon ziplock baggies containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana.According to Ray, one of the bags contained 13.2 ounces of the illegal weed, and the other held 1.7 ounces.Wilber allegedly admitted that he had planned to sell the marijuana.Wilber's belongings also reportedly revealed a black case containing a small plastic baggie with a green leafy substance along with a pipe, grinder, and rolling papers.Meanwhile, a Sunday afternoon collision resulted in charges of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident with injury for a 44 year-old Dowelltown man.Authorities say that Joe Young was traveling west on on West Broad at around 6:15 p.m. when the vehicle in front of him stopped at the red light near Walmart.Young reportedly steered his 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix to the right to avoid hitting the automobile and subsequently collided with the rear of a 1993 Harley Davidson Motorcycle being ridden by Dustin Nichols of Alexandria, 22.Young then allegedly left the scene of the accident.Nichols was treated for road rash at DeKalb Community Hospital and then released.Young was arrested and charged soon after the incident.His bond totals $5,000, and he is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on July 14. The sheriff also reports that 30 year-old Berl William Doop of Liberty was charged with theft of property over $500 on June 3.