McKenzie TCAT Drug Bust

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CARROLL COUNTY, Tenn.- Carroll County Deputies along with McKenzie Police and Agents with the 24th Judicial District Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force conducted K-9 officer searches in the Tennessee College of Applied Technology School’s parking lot, Thursday. Three students attending the college in McKenzie are now facing drug charges after deputies found felony amounts of marijuana in three separate cars that were parked on campus. “That’s a little surprising you would think the staff and stuff like that would keep a better eye on their students,” resident Christina Donald said. “I’ve got smaller children that go to other schools I wonder how safe they are now.” Officials charged Titus James Gordon, 35 with felony possession of marijuana. Investigators said Gordon who is a suspected drug dealer, was out on parole for other felony drug charges in Carroll County. According to authorities, the investigation started from an anonymous tip that someone was dealing drugs on campus. “I just think it’s awful. I mean, kids go to school today to get an education,” resident Rachel Morgan said. “They’re going up there selling drugs and buying drugs.” Public Information Officer Becky Keith told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News at least two other students were cited during the search. Brandon Broussard, 18, is charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Student Aaron Seavers is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. “Drugs are a growing epidemic; we have to put a stop to it. Drugs can be anywhere. They can be dealing drugs in grocery stores, parking lots, in a church parking lot or in a school parking lot,” Deputy Keith said. “What we want to do is stop that. We want get the drugs off the street and that is our main priority.” WBBJ tried reaching out to officials with TCAT, our calls have not been returned. Authorities said their investigation is ongoing. Gordon is being held on $2,500 bond.

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