Perry Reed charged with handgun possession under rarely used addiction law in Clarksville

22-year-old Perry Deshawn Reed was stopped for speeding on I-24 near Exit 11 after officers said he was traveling 80 mph in a 70 mph zone. A THP Officer arrived on the scene and conducted a search which revealed a pill that, while the officer claimed it was Fentanyl, Reed insisted was just a Roxy. Under the seat was a Glock handgun, and during questioning, the officer got Reed to admit that he “takes pills daily” – which he then used to additionally charge Reed under an obscure law that makes it a crime to possess a firearm if you’re addicted to any controlled substance.

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