Case Of Drug Ring Involving Child Sent To Grand Jury

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - by Hollie Webb

Felony drug charges against four individuals who admitted to involving a child in their alleged crimes were bound over to a grand jury after a Tuesday hearing.

The alleged incidents took place back in February. 

According to police, narcotics detectives were watching when a green jeep pulled into the parking lot of an apartment complex on East Brainerd Road.

The narcotics detectives said they saw a man, woman and child get out.

The driver, Natasha McGee, remained inside the vehicle while the man and woman went inside the apartment. 

Police said they saw a woman, identified as Patricia Hakim, throw a nylon bag outside the apartment. They said the child ran and got it before going back to the car.

Ms. McGee then took the bag and placed it in the back seat. 

The detectives said they knew Ms. McGee was driving on a suspended license. Shortly after leaving, she was pulled over and arrested. The vehicle was searched.

In the bag, police found approximately 4.4 pounds of marijuana, 490 xanax tablets, digital scales, and $4,000 in cash. 

Because of this, police went back to the apartment with a search warrant. Ms. Hakim was arrested along with Kerry Clemons and Jonathan Henderson. Multiple weapons were also found in the home.

All were charged with possession of marijuana for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm while in commission of a felony, and possession of a controlled substance. Ms. McGee was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. 

During the hearing, Ms. McGee's attorney said, "She was at the wrong place at the wrong time...She was just trying to help a friend."

However, Sessions Court Judge Christie Mahn Sell said there were too many coincidences and that she found probable cause.



Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ALGHUSSEIN, JAMIL ASAD  2814 WINDTHRUSH DR CHATTANOOGA, 37421  Age at Arrest: 21 years old Arresting Agency: Collegedale Booked for Previous Charges or Other Reason(s) --- AVERY, JUDAH CALEB  1210 TOMAHAWK CIRCLE CLEVELAND, 37311  Age at Arrest: 20 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: Boy Scouts Place American Flags At Veterans' Gravesites

Members of the Cherokee Council of the Boy Scouts of America placed American flags at veterans’ gravesites  Saturday  at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. (click for more)

Conserving White Flight To Private, Public Secluded Schools Is Shameful

If you really care about the kids of Hamilton County’s most distressed schools, then you’ll take help where you can get it. The question on your mind isn’t which political label someone wears. Anyone who shifts attention away from the critical issues facing public education and toward political labels is not really committed to public education. Their support for equitable, quality ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: School Board Suckered

Just eight short days ago, Hamilton County Commissioner Tim Boyd called a study on Hamilton’s County’s pseudo ‘socioeconomic desegregation’ farce as “the most far left, liberal document I have ever read. It does not represent the values of Hamilton County and I am insulted and disrespected by it." Then the School Board got so embarrassingly suckered  on Thursday  night ... (click for more)

Summertown Stops Sale Creek's Bid For A State Class 1A State Softball Title, 7-5

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Sale Creek had its sight set on making some softball history Friday. The Lady Panthers reached their first TSSAA state softball championship with a 3-1 victory over Cascade, powered by a Trinity Liner three-run homer on her 18 th birthday. A few hours later, they wanted to beat Summertown and set up a second title game for all the marbles. ... (click for more)

Silverdale Wins D-II-A State Softball Title

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Kaili Phillips got disqualified in the first inning of Thursday’s game against the Tipton-Rosemark Lady Rebels and nobody gave the Silverdale Lady Seahawks a snowball’s chance of winning that game. But they did. Nobody gave the Lady Seahawks much of a chance of repeating that feat less than 24 hours later in the winner-take-all final game, but once again, ... (click for more)