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Smyrna man arrested on drug charges

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LA VERGNE - A 54-year-old man who was arrested Friday at his Rocky Fork-Almaville Road home in Smyrna is facing multiple drug-related charges, following an investigation led by the La Vergne Police Department in cooperation with multiple law enforcement agencies.

Roy A. Smith has been charged with manufacturing, delivering, and selling Schedule II and Schedule III substances, and maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of selling or distributing narcotics. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a Police Department press release.

“We will do everything in our power to keep drugs off the street in La Vergne,” Police Chief Mike Walker said in a press release. “I hope this sends the message to anyone involved in criminal activity in La Vergne that we will not stand by and allow you to do this. We will arrest you and charge you to the fullest extent of the law.

Smith was taken into custody soon after detectives with the Vice and Narcotics Division from the Police Department, Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and the National Guard Counter Drug Task Force arrived at his home as part of a joint operation to serve a search warrant.

In total, more than 700 Hydrocodone pills were seized.

“I am proud of the legwork performed by our detectives,” Walker said. “I am pleased with the professionalism demonstrated by the members of our SWAT team, and I am grateful to the Sheriff’s Office and the National Guard Counter Drug Task Force for working with us to make this arrest.”

The arrest comes less than three years after Smith was arrested and charged with manufacturing, delivering and selling a Schedule III substance in La Vergne. Information regarding that case was not immediately available.

Smith was transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where he was held on a $13,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear Wednesday, Aug. 29, in Circuit Court on the most recent charges.

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