Tony Stinnett, MTSU‘s associate athletic communications director, was arrested over the weekend on drug charges.
Stinnett, 52, was arrested Saturday in Woodbury. He faces charges of possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and drug paraphernalia. He was released on a $6,000 bond, according to the Cannon County Sheriff’s Office.
According to documents on file with Woodbury Police Department, Stinnett had 14.2 grams of marijuana packaged in a zip-close bag inside of a bank bag, which was meant to be delivered.
The circumstances surrounding the arrest were not clear from police documents.
Stinnett is primarily responsible for information regarding MTSU’s women’s basketball program. Employed by the university since 2014, he also assists in communications for the university’s baseball and football programs.
Two MTSU students were arrested Thursday at approximately 7:30 p.m. for evading and resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a schedule VI narcotic at Raiders Ridge Apartments in Murfreesboro.
An officer was conducting a courtesy room check at the apartment complex and spotted the two students, Jaidarius Temple and Justin Akins, both age 21, sitting in a red Toyota Camry. Akins was sitting in the passenger seat when he placed a large clear bag filled with a green substance into his pants. When the officer went to speak with the two students, Temple sped away in an attempt to exit the complex but was blocked by two other officers in the parking lot.