“An investigation that led to the confiscation of crack and powder cocaine from a residence on Willow Springs Drive culminated recently during a sentencing hearing for Eddie Harris, 34, in U.S. District Court,” according to reports from the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.
Harris was arrested when BCSO’s Drug Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at that location in July 2009 as part of a joint investigation with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. In addition to cocaine, detectives seized approximately $13,000 in cash, reports stated.
A federal grand jury indicted Harris for possession of schedule II over 100 grams and possession with intent to distribute charges. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 70 months in prison followed by 60 months of supervision after release.
n In another recent case, Edward Bernheimer and Melinda Massengale pleaded guilty to federal weapons and drug charges and received prison sentences of 117 months followed by 60 months of supervision after their release, according to reports.
Bernheimer and Massengale were arrested in 2009 after a pursuit on Interstate 75 involving the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 10th Judicial District Drug Task Force, and BCSO.
As Massengale exited the vehicle after being stopped by spike strips, she reached in the driver’s door for a handgun but a state trooper intervened and took custody of the weapon.
Officers searched the vehicle and found ingredients and components used to manufacture methamphetamine, according to reports.
Both investigations and prosecutions were in conjunction with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.