Sheriff's agents net suspect arrested 49 times

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Dyersburg man who has been arrested 49 times since 2003 is out of jail on a $7,500 bond after agents with the Dyer County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Unit arrested him in an undercover sting.

Michael Edwards, 26, 1801 Harris St., was arrested for manufacturing/delivery/sell of a controlled substance on Friday night.

Agents Stoney Hughes and Chad Jackson arranged to trade Edwards two boxes of pseudoephedrine for morphine pills, which he allegedly had. Hughes met with Harris outside his residence on Harris Street. He reportedly told Hughes he would trade him two morphine pills for a box of pseudoephedrine and give him some of the finished product after "cooking it". Pseudoephedrine is commonly used in the production of methamphetamine.

Before the exchange could be made, Jackson and Cpl. Chris Chism pulled up at the residence and detained Edwards. Inside one of his pockets, they found a piece of paper with five green pills they believed to be morphine. Edwards reportedly told deputies he had a prescription for the pills, but could not produce it to them. He was charged with manufacturing/delivery/sell of a controlled substance and taken to the Dyer County Jail where he later made bond.

Since 2003, Edwards has been arrested a total of 49 times for various offenses including aggravated assault, domestic violence, resisting arrest, evading arrest, possession of Schedule III drug, and public intoxication.

He is scheduled to appear in Dyer County General Sessions Court on Thursday at 9 a.m.

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  • ok, he's been arrested 49 times but has he been convicted?

    -- Posted by DBURGGRAM1 on Tue, Oct 4, 2011, at 10:02 AM
  • BOGUS, air wasting human being

    -- Posted by Grandad on Tue, Oct 4, 2011, at 10:28 AM
  • Well, well well

    -- Posted by DMASE on Tue, Oct 4, 2011, at 12:02 PM
  • Ever heard of lockin' him up & throwing away the key?

    -- Posted by Dude2010 on Tue, Oct 4, 2011, at 12:23 PM
  • You people treasure being hateful and demeaning to this man. If he was truly guilty, he would have stayed in jail. As usual, the DPD continues to be racist to the hard working residents of Dyer County. He should sue Dyer County for harrassing him 49 times. It's obvious that he isn't a very good criminal since he has been caught 49 times. Instead of critizing this man, you need to give him a car and a great paying job.

    Ben Wilson

    -- Posted by Ben Wilson on Tue, Oct 4, 2011, at 2:44 PM
  • LOL!!! Ben are so funny!!

    -- Posted by yahooo on Tue, Oct 4, 2011, at 2:54 PM
  • Please give this man another chance! He is really a great guy. LOL

    -- Posted by bulldog84 on Tue, Oct 4, 2011, at 2:56 PM
  • I say "50 strikes and you are out". That should qualify for habitual offender.

    -- Posted by jms58 on Tue, Oct 4, 2011, at 7:39 PM
  • This man is an asset to our economy. Keep DPD officers employed.

    -- Posted by West126 on Wed, Oct 5, 2011, at 10:51 AM
  • Now that's winning.

    -- Posted by Charlie Sheen on Wed, Oct 5, 2011, at 11:35 AM
  • I wonder if the ugly brother on the top forum could get arrested 49 times and still get a bond? Dyersburg court system should really be ashamed of themselves...

    -- Posted by DMASE on Wed, Oct 5, 2011, at 1:41 PM
  • Arrested 49 times???????????????????? DYERSBURG POLICE AND COURT OFFICIALS AT THEIR BEST... What a joke this is!!!! WHAT A FREAKING JOKE!!!! Come on, I am embarrassed to be a citizen of Dyer County.... God forbid that one of the court people have to have a good lawyer...there are NONE and there are NO truth telling lawyers either.

    -- Posted by TnWanderer on Wed, Oct 5, 2011, at 10:49 PM
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