Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies armed with a search warrant took advantage of the opportunity to check on reports of drug activity and ended up arresting three local men on a host of charges, including felony possession of methamphetamine.
The arrests took place at a residence located off Hwy. 70 E between Crossville and Crab Orchard last Friday around 9:30 p.m., according to Reserve Deputy Norman Seiber’s report.
•Thomas Leon Reagan, 53, 4216 Hwy. 70 E, on charges of felony possession of meth, theft of property, possession of a firearm while committing a dangerous felony, unlawful possession of a weapon and simple possession of marijuana.
•Joe Levi Reagan, 55, of 4216 Hwy. 70 E, on charges of felony possession of meth, theft of property, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm while in commission of a dangerous felony and simple possession of marijuana. He was also served an attachment for failure to appear in General Sessions Court for failure to pay on a driving under the influence charge.
•Jason Lyle Nash, 34, 4656 Hwy. 70 E, on charges of felony possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. Nash was also placed under hold for White County on an unspecified charge.
Seiber wrote in his report that he and other officers went to the Reagans’ address to serve Joe Reagan with the attachment and take the opportunity to check on drug activity. When officers arrived, they found a vehicle parked in the driveway with the Reagan brothers inside. They also observed Nash walking toward the vehicle.
Joe Reagan was taken into custody on the attachment . When a check on Nash’s record was run, they learned of the warrant from White County and took him into custody.
The deputies, according to Seiber’s report, smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The resulting search yielded a bag of what they identified as marijuana, 24 grams of meth and two loaded weapons.
One of the weapons — described as “an AR-style assault rifle — was reported stolen in Bedford County on May 1.
Thomas Reagan was placed under $615,000 bond; Joe Reagan was placed under $465,000 bond; and Nash was placed under $3,500 bond.
Nash and Thomas Reagan were assigned appearances in General Sessions Court for Dec. 17 and Joe Reagan was assigned a Dec. 29 court appearance.