UPDATE–Tullahoma High School Co-Band Director Arrested
On Thursday May 11th, 2017 Tullahoma Police officers were assisting the FBI execute a search warrant concerning child exploitation at the residence of Martin Drew McFarlane age 31 on Castle Walk Street in Tullahoma.
According to the arrest warrant, officers discovered in the home in plain view a small amount of green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. Officers say they also found several empty baggies, a glass pipe and a package of rolling papers. The warrant goes onto say that officers found in the refrigerator a mason jar with several individually wrapped pieces of what is believed to be marijuana packaged for resale.
McFarlane who is the co-director of the Tullahoma High School band was charged by Investigator Harry Conway with Manufacturing/delivering/selling/possession of controlled substance and unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities. His bond was set $11,500, which he made and he was released from the Coffee County Jail. His court date is May 18, 2017.
In an email release to the media on Friday morning, Tullahoma Director Schools Dr Dan Lawson says that McFarlane contacted school system officials. McFarlane told officials that on the evening of May 11, 2017 he was arrested and transported to the Coffee County Jail. McFarlane was suspended without pay pending investigation of charges against him, but later in the day on Friday McFarlane resigned his position from the Tullahoma City School system.
The FBI investigation is continuing.