MTSU students arrested for evading police, possession of drugs

Two MTSU students were arrested Thursday at approximately 7:30 p.m. for evading and resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a schedule VI narcotic at Raiders Ridge Apartments in Murfreesboro.

An officer was conducting a courtesy room check at the apartment complex and spotted the two students, Jaidarius Temple and Justin Akins, both age 21, sitting in a red Toyota Camry. Akins was sitting in the passenger seat when he placed a large clear bag filled with a green substance into his pants. When the officer went to speak with the two students, Temple sped away in an attempt to exit the complex but was blocked by two other officers in the parking lot.

Despite commands, Temple refused to comply, causing the officers to use force in order to get the student out of the car and into custody.

Officers then conducted a probable cause search due to the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The search revealed a digital scale that belonged to Temple, along with two cell phones, over $1,000 cash and 4.3 ounces of marijuana.

Both students were taken to Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office with a bail set at $5,000 for Temple and $5,200 for Akins. These students, like many others who are caught with drugs, will be taken to have a drug test. There are different types of drug tests that transpire depending on the institution, for example, if they are drug testing in NYC they may send samples to a lab to have it checked. However, since the police are now involved it will be tested under the Sheriff’s office.

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    Lei jessi
    April 13, 2017

    Justin Akins is nothing but a childish punk who needs to be suspended. He needs to be in prison for drugs and now animal abuse . Why the hell does MTSU invest their reputation into sociopathic criminals? Really MTSU? This criminal needs to pay real consequences! There needs to be expulsion. He needs to pay back to MTSU all they have invested in him financially- I’m sure he is getting some financial perk. I’m sick of all this molly coddling of All these man babies in college who are nothing but a waste of space on campus.

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