A man faces drug charges after he forgot and left his weed and a gun lying about when his parole officer paid him a visit.
The parolee, Thomas Cole Young, 30, is charged with possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm by a felon. He will be arraigned later this month before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke.
The charges come after Young’s parole officer came to his home to conduct a routine visit. Young is one parole until April 2017. He was arrested in late 2014 for threatening to kill his pregnant girlfriend. He then led officers on a high-speed chase and pulled a knife on pursuing lawmen.
According to McMinnville police officer Marty Cantrell, the parole officer walked into Young’s bedroom as part of the visit and found the contraband.
“The parole officer observed a large amount of marijuana,” Cantrell said, noting the officer then searched further. “The officer did a search of Young’s closet and found a 9mm handgun, three scales and water bongs.”
Young was arrested on the spot. In addition to his new charges, Young faces having to serve 15 months which he still owes the state for violation of probation.