Matthew Cantrell charged with distributing 40 grams of marijuana

Matthew Cantrell charged with distributing 40 grams of marijuana

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38-year-old Matthew Cantrell was in the back seat of a blue Chevrolet Trailblazer that MNPD Sergeant Craig Amabile pulled over at a McDonald’s on August 30th. The police noticed Matthew moving around in the back seat and backpacks on the floor close to him. Once Sergeant Amabile placed the vehicle’s driver into custody for driving while intoxicated, he searched the vehicle and found approximately 40 grams of marijuana between four bags. One of the backpacks containing marijuana in multiple small bags was sitting next to Matthew. No paraphernalia was reported to be found, so police determined, based on the packaging and the amount, that there was an intent to sell the drug.

Matthew Cantrell (MNPD)
Matthew Cantrell (MNPD)

Matthew Cantrell was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on August 31st, charged with possession of marijuana with intent. A judicial commissioner set his bond $2,000.

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