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U.S. marshals aid in Nashville man’s arrest


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Police arrested a Nashville man on drug charges after he was tracked down by the U.S. Marshals Service.

Travis Dean Sipes, 37, was arrested on a warrant for dealing cocaine or narcotics as well as new charges of possession of methamphetamine, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and driving while suspended with a prior conviction.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a U.S. Marshals officer who said he was following Sipes, who was wanted on a warrant for a Class B felony charge of dealing a controlled substance. A sheriff’s deputy and Franklin police officer stopped Sipes’ sport utility vehicle at U.S. 31 and Main Street in Franklin.

He was arrested and taken to the Johnson County jail. Jailers searched Sipes and found prescription pills in two plastic bags and three small bags of methamphetamine, according to a police report.

The U.S. Marshals Service sometimes helps local police by locating people with outstanding warrants for high-level felonies, Sheriff Doug Cox said.

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