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Putnam Co. official faces drug charges after THP stop

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Travis Roberts (Photo from Putnam Co. Sheriff's Office) Travis Roberts (Photo from Putnam Co. Sheriff's Office)
COOKEVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A Middle Tennessee tax assessor has been arrested Tuesday afternoon following a traffic stop.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says a trooper stopped Putnam County Assessor Travis Roberts on State Route 136 outside of Cookeville.

Roberts, 44, was allegedly speeding and not wearing a seat belt.

But the trooper also smelled marijuana and when he asked Roberts about it, the assessor allegedly handed over a small amount of the drug.

Roberts was then transported to the Putnam County Jail on misdemeanor drug and drug paraphernalia charges.

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