Atlanta woman pleads guilty

Friday, March 19, 2010

A young woman from Atlanta who was arrested here in last fall on drug charges pleaded guilty in Circuit Court Wednesday.

Tamira Thomas, 24, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver a Schedule VI controlled substance in a drug-free school zone, a Class C felony.

Thomas made an "open plea" in her "best interest" and will be sentenced on April 28.

The charge was amended to a Class D felony by removing the reference to being in a school zone. This recognized that it was pure coincidence the car driven by James Bragg Jr., 26, of Murfreesboro, was within 1,000 feet of a school when Cornersville Police Chief Todd Bone stopped it on Oct. 13.

Thomas was the passenger in the rental car with New Mexico plates that was found to be carrying over 20 pounds of marijuana. Bone performed the traffic stop because he saw the car speeding and passing on the double yellow line.

Thomas was represented by Kevin Latta of the Pulaski law firm of Robert D. Massey and Associates.