TN officer and wife arrested on drug charges

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. A Murfreesboro Police Officer and his wife were arrested Monday night after authorities said they sold their television for prescription painkillers.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested 43-year-old Andrew Messick and his wife 44-year-old Crystal Messick in a Walgreens parking lot. They were charged with simple possession and casual exchange of a controlled substance.

TBI agents had received information about the couple wanting to exchange a television for hydrocodone pills. They set up the exchange, and took them into custody.

The couple was booked into the Rutherford County Jail and released on bond.

Murfreesboro Police issued a statement saying they were aware of Messick's arrest. He has been decommissioned and relieved of all police authority.

Messick was a member of the Uniformed Division, Patrol Section, and has been with department since September 2010.

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