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Following an arrest executed by the Tenth Judicial Drug and Violent Crime Task Force on Feb. 24, inmate Christopher Pugh was transported to the Bradley County Jail to be booked on previous federal narcotics charges.
After routine questioning, a body scan and secondary search revealed Pugh allegedly was holding approximately 200 suspected fentanyl pills and 9 grams of suspected methamphetamines, the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.
The seized narcotics were sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation lab for further chemical analysis.
Pugh additionally was charged with possession of Schedule II methamphetamine, possession of Schedule II fentanyl for resale, introduction of contraband into a penal facility, and possession of Schedule VI marijuana, with previous federal charges also included. He is currently being held with no bond.
A new stadium with the Chattanooga Lookouts as the primary user is pegged at costing $86.5 million, including a donation of some land at the proposed Wheland Foundry/U.S. Pipe site, figures show.
Also, a Nashville developer is planning $150 million in new residential and commercial projects around the proposed stadium if the multiuse facility receives the go sign from officials, according to a document sent to state legislators.
However, some legislators said last week they’re hesitant to support a one-time request for $20.8 million from the state or a bill permitting the use of sales tax revenue to help pay off an estimated $63 million in 30-year bonds for construction.
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A prominent Cleveland restaurateur passed away last week. Willie Franklin Jenkins, Sr. co-founded Jenkins Deli in 1976 with his former wife Kay Cowan, and later went on to start Willie’s Deli. Both restaurants are well-known in the community for their good food and drinks while Willie served up a great smile and a joke or two. Word on the street has it that although his birth certificate shows his birthdate as September 8th, his mother was adamant that he was born October 8th.