Sheriff's agents net suspect arrested 49 times
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.