A Cleveland man faces the possibility of federal charges after a Bradley County Sheriff’s Office investigation led to his arrest on alleged drugs and gun charges.
According to Capt. David Shoemaker of BCSO’s Criminal Investigations Division, Charles Massengill, 61, was a convicted felon who was found in possession of more than two pounds of suspected methamphetamine and five pounds of marijuana. Massengill also had $128,000 in cash at his Michelle Drive residence.
Shoemaker said Special Investigations Unit detectives had just worked on the case for about two weeks.
A search warrant was issued and the alleged drugs located Thursday. During the investigation detectives also found a loaded handgun
Massengill was charged with possession of meth, possession of marijuana, possession of felony drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Officials plan to submit the case file to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for possible federal charges according to Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for BCSO.
Bond was set Friday at $500,000 and Massengill is due in General Sessions Court on May 22.