A 19-year old man who called the police to report an alleged home invasion ended up getting arrested on serious drug related charges. The victim who turned into the suspect on unrelated charges told police someone took his safe during a home invasion. The safe belonging to victim Morgan Tapp, was recovered and taken to the Murfreesboro Police Station.
Once the safe was taken to the police department, a K9 alerted to drugs being inside it. Detectives asked 19-year old Tapp if they could look inside the safe and he agreed, giving police the combination to open the safe. Officers discovered a half pound of weed inside the safe.
According to the arrest report, Tapp was mirandized and admitted that money stashed in the safe was drug money. The report also shows that he sold the marijuana for profit.
MPD Incident Report: #13-15047
MPD Arrest Report: #13-15211
Mirandize: To advise (a person being arrested) of his or her rights under the Mirandaruling.