Sheriff Tim W. Guider

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Lenoir City, TN 37771

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Loudon County Sheriff Tim Guider announced the arrest of Christopher Adam Murrill, 22, of the Philadelphia area of Loudon County on narcotics charges.

On February 2, an investigator with the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a 2006 Mazda pick-up for a traffic violation. Murrill was the driver of the vehicle. A K-9 unit arrived to assist the investigator and K-9 Diego alerted to the odor of narcotics coming from the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, a .45 caliber semi-automatic weapon was located, and approximately two (2) ounces of hydroponic marijuana was found in a glass jar inside a duffel bag on the front seat. Also found inside the duffel bag was a plastic bag containing $22,000 in US currency. Upon a search of the suspect an additional $1,205.53 in US currency was found.

The LCSO Narcotics Unit conducted a follow-up investigation at Murrill’s home, located at 156 Donaldson Road in Philadelphia, where he lived in the lower level of a residence. There Investigators found approximately 7.62 pounds of hydroponic marijuana. Along with the marijuana, investigators found digital scales, plastic baggies, rolling papers, a rolling machine with marijuana residue, a water bong, and a small glass pipe, all consistent with smoking or selling marijuana. Also at the residence were two additional weapons, a .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol and a 7.7 x 28mm rifle, both in close proximity of the hydroponic marijuana.

Murrill has been charged with 2 charges of Possession of Schedule VI Narcotics for Resale (Marijuana); 2 charges of Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Dangerous Felony; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; and Maintaining a Dwelling where Narcotics are Possessed or Sold. The $23,205.53 in cash and the 2006 vehicle were seized, and the weapons confiscated as evidence in the case.

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Christopher Adam Murrill

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Released: Friday - Febuary 4, 2011

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