M’boro men face drug charges
Published 12:00 am Monday, March 26, 2007
MURFREESBORO – Two Murfreesboro men have been arrested on drug related charges over the weekend, according to the Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD).
MPD Chief Darrell Rowe said both Michael R. Robinson, 29 of East Main Street and Jaleni A. Bynum of Spring Avenue were arrested in separate incidents.
The first arrest came on Friday night when MPD Lieutenant Joe Burgess, assisted by MPD Officer Chris Firkel, arrested Robinson.
Burgess, who is also the MPD’s narcotic officer, and Firkel responded to a call of drugs being sold on East Main Street and came upon Robinson and another individual.
The officers asked both Robinson and the individual if they had anything illegal on their persons. Both responded they did not.
Rowe said a subsequence search yielded cocaine on Robinson as well as drug paraphernalia.
Robinson was then taken into custody and charged with possession with the intent to sell crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was taken to the Hertford County Jail under a $21,000 secured bond.
“I want to commend Lieutenant Burgess and Officer Firkel for their work,” said Rowe.
Rowe said the second arrest, also made by Burgess and Firkel, happened on Sunday at approximately 12:30 a.m.
The officers arrested Bynum after responding to a call of a vehicle carrying illegal weapons.
Rowe said after locating the vehicle and stopping it, the officers found both cocaine and marijuana on Bynum and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.
Rowe said no weapons were found.
Bynum was charged with possession with the intent to sell cocaine and marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was jailed under $36,000 secured bond.
“Once again, I want to commend Lieutenant Burgess and Officer Firkel,” said Rowe. “This is just another example of good work.”
Both men have been released on bond.