MTSU student charged with felony possession, sale of marijuana


Photo by Eric Goodwin / Assistant News Editor

Detectives from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit charged MTSU student Derek Jackson, 22, with narcotics and marijuana possession charges and felony sale of marijuana on June 2 at his Campus Crossings apartment.

Detectives found the drug while searching Jackson’s apartment on a warrant. They also found a 9mm gun and 31-round magazine in Jackson’s car along with the suspected marijuana.

Mathis said indictments are expected from the investigation.

“Due to the increased problems we are having with the sales of drugs and the shootings in our community, we are proactively pursuing these individuals who are selling narcotics and carrying handguns,” said Detective Lt. Jason Mathis in a press release. “We are communicating with Murfreesboro Police’s Vice Unit. We are working together to combat these problems.”

At that stage of life a felony charge can have a really destructive impact, but luckily there are now Real Jobs For Felons available if those convicted find it difficult to find employers who will overlook their criminal record.

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1 Comment

  1. Zippity
    July 8, 2017

    Tyrik Dixon is another MTSU student who was arrested in Arkansas last year.

    Not sure why this guy is even allowed to be on the basketball team since he was arrested for possession of controlled substance and a few other charges. Google “Tyrik Dixon Mugshot” or Tyrik Dixon Arrested” and you’ll see his arrest info on several sites like I did.

    http://offenderdata.com/49333/mugshot-Tyrik-Dixon