Man Caught With Marijuana, Cocaine In His Underwear Gets 130-Month Federal Prison Term

Monday, February 03, 2014
Robert Dansby
Robert Dansby

A Chattanooga man caught with marijuana and cocaine in his underwear was sentenced Monday to serve almost 11 years in federal prison.

Robert L. Dansby was sentenced by Judge Sandy Mattice to 130 months.

On Jan. 18, 2013, the ATF used a confidential source to make a controlled buy of an ounce of crack cocaine from Dansby.

Four days later, Dansby was stopped for speeding by a Chattanooga Police officer. After smelling marijuana, the officer asked Dansby if he had any marijuana on him. He pulled some out of his underwear. The officer checked the underwear for any more marijuana and found 6.3 grams of crack.

Police said Dansby admitted he planned to sell the crack that night and that he regularly sold drugs. He named his Chattanooga supplier, saying he usually bought 1.5-2 ounces from him. He also named his Atlanta source, saying he would drive there to buy crack. He said the most he bought from his Atlanta supplier was 3-4 ounces.

Dansby was stopped by city police on Aug. 13, 2013, because he had a state warrant out for his arrest. He at first denied staying at 3222 Fifth Ave., then admitted he stayed there and had a firearm there.

The residence was searched and a loaded Colt Lawman .357 caliber revolver was located as well as a box of .357 ammunition.

Dansby has an extensive record, including felony convictions for possession of cocaine for resale, attempted possession of cocaine for resale and aggravated robbery.

Dansby, who had $7,800 on him admitted that he was on his way to Atlanta to purchase cocaine. He said he was going to buy seven ounces of crack for $1,100. He said he expected to make a profit on the crack of between $2,000 and $3,000.  

 


Early Voting Numbers In Tennessee Up Over 19,000 For 4 Days

Early voting numbers in Tennessee are up over 19,000 after four days. Hamilton County up 1,974 -helped with the increase. There were 3,949 after four days in August 2010, and 5,923 currently. Bradley County is down 690 and Rhea down 197. Marion County is up by 74. Kerry Steelman, administrator of elections, said, "It's exciting to see these numbers. This is the kind ... (click for more)

Latest Jail Booking Report From Hamilton County - And Mug Shots

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ADAMS, JOSEPH LEBRON 1209 INDIAN AVE APT A ROSSVILLE, 30741 28 Chattanooga VIOLATION OF PROBATION (DOMESTIC ASSAULT) ALLEN, TONEY TYRONE 1011 E 8TH STREET CHATTANOOGA, 37403 25 Chattanooga POSS.A FIREARM DURING COMMISSIION OR ATTEMPT TO CO DRUGS GENERAL CATEGORY FOR RESALE TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE VIOLATION ... (click for more)

Pickle Ball? - And Response

Collegedale has done some wonderful things for its residents.  The Greenway is a perfect example of money well spent on helping to give her residents the opportunity to improve their lives, at least from a health standpoint. Having taught at Wolftever Creek for a decade plus, I was fortunate to have opportunity to take my classes on walks from time to time.  It provided ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Say It Ain't So, Larry Joe!

Larry Joe Wheelon, the tainted horse trainer who was charged with 18 counts of aggravated animal cruelty when his barn was raided in April of 2013 and some animals were sored so badly that they could barely walk, finally went to a court hearing in Blount County on Wednesday and his steps toward Judge Tammy Harrington’s bench were decidedly heavy. My goodness, yours would have been ... (click for more)

Stone Leaves South Pitt For Coaching Positions At Boyd-Buchanan

The possibility of a career move was definitely in Wes Stone’s future. The one he took wasn’t necessarily on his radar screen just a few weeks ago. Stone, assistant football and head baseball coach at South Pittsburg, has left the Pirates for teaching/coaching positions at Boyd-Buchanan. The 38-year-old Stone, who already is working with the Bucs’ football team as a defensive ... (click for more)

Soddy-Daisy's Wright Commits To MTSU Baseball

Soddy-Daisy’s Andy Wright, a rising senior and dual-threat player, has made a non-binding verbal commitment to play baseball at Middle Tennessee State University. Wright, a pitcher/third baseman, chose the Conference USA Blue Raiders over Belmont, Air Force, Navy, UT-Martin and Carson-Newman. “I’m glad to get this (decision) off my back so I can enjoy my senior year,” Wright ... (click for more)