Former Crockett Co. deputy, wife indicted on drug charges


CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. — A former Crockett County deputy and his wife face drug possession charges. The couple appeared Monday in court.

Attorney Greg Allen speaks during status hearing

Almost a year after being arrested for allegedly growing marijuana, Zachary Edwards and his wife, Melissa, were indicted by a grand jury.

“At this point, no proof has been presented on behalf of them. It’s just the state’s case,” attorney Greg Allen said.

Allen is the couple’s attorney and spoke at the status hearing on their behalf.

“This was my first status date here, so what I’m trying to do now is negotiate with the district attorney’s office, see if we can get this matter resolved,” Allen said.

Allen said the Edwards are both facing drug paraphernalia and firearm charges.

“As far as the resolution or anything, we can’t comment on that,” Allen said. “That’s something that’s between Mr. Gary Brown and myself, and if we get it worked out, then we’ll be glad to discuss it.”

Allen said as the couple waits for their next court appearance, he’s hopeful for a positive outcome.

“I will say that my client is a veteran. He’s done several tours overseas, and I think the state’s going to consider that in trying to get this worked out.”

WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News reached out to the district attorney’s office for comment, but officials were unavailable. Zachary and Melissa Edwards are out on bond. Their next court appearance is set for June 2.

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