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Cookeville Man Faces Multiple Drug-Related Charges
Travis Sells faces charges of methamphetamine and introduction of contraband into a penal institution. (Photo: Putnam County)

Cookeville Man Faces Multiple Drug-Related Charges

A Cookeville man faces multiple drug charges after possessing approximately 5 grams of methamphetamine Tuesday.

Authorities charged 36-year-old Travis Sells with methamphetamine distribution and the introduction of contraband into a penal institution.

Travis Sells faces charges of methamphetamine and introduction of contraband into a penal institution. (Photo: Putnam County)

Officers initially made contact with Sells in the Cookeville Wal-Mart parking lot. Officers identified a driver that did not have a license and identified Sells as the passenger.

A search of the vehicle revealed a black backpack in the rear seat. The backpack contained approximately 5 grams of a clear crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine, multiple baggies, digital scales, and numerous unused syringes.

Sells admitted to owning the backpack. Sells also had $861 dollars in his wallet, but no occupation.

In a search of his person at the Putnam County Justice Center, authorities located another small baggie containing a crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine.

Authorities booked Sells into the Putnam County Jail on a $15,000 dollar bond.

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