Perkins Arrested By Sheriff's Department on Drug Charges

April 21, 2007
Dwayne Page

A 33 year old man was arrested on drug charges by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department Friday morning.

Troy Lee Perkins of Mountain View Drive in Lakeview Mountain Estates is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance (marijuana) for resale, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance for resale (Xanax) and possession of untaxed alcoholic beverages (moonshine).

Sheriff Patrick Ray says officers went to Perkins' home late Thursday night and found sixty two pills in an unmarked bottle believed to be Xanax, more than one and a half pounds of marijuana, pipes, rolling papers, scales, and marijuana cigarette rollers, and three jars of moonshine.

Sheriff Ray says three handguns, two of which were loaded, and six long guns were recovered. Perkins is a convicted felon with a record of previous drug offenses and he is not supposed to have any firearms.

Officers seized $515 believed to be proceeds from drug sales and the Tennessee Department of Revenue was contacted. As a result, Perkins was assessed a $3,000 tax by the state which he has paid.

The Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Agency has also been notified since Perkins is a convicted felon and was in possession of weapons, in violation of the law.

Perkins is under a $90,000 bond and he will be in General Sessions Court May 10th.

Sheriff Ray says more charges are forthcoming in the case.

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