Clarksville man arrested for selling illegal substance - WSMV News 4

Clarksville man arrested for selling illegal substance

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A month long investigation of a synthetic opiate substance, kratom, resulted in the arrest of a Clarksville man.  Christopher R. Miller, 26, was arrested on felony drug charges and seizure of over five pounds of kratom.

Kratom is a product of the mitragyna speciosa tree, native to Southeast Asia. The substance is illegal in Tennessee and can cause vomiting, constipation, hallucinations, and more.

An internet advertisement for kratom sparked the investigation by the Metro Police major case task force and narcotics detectives.

Detectives say Miller supplied large amounts of kratom to people in the Nashville area.

Miller was arrested in a north Nashville parking lot by an undercover police officer, whom he planned to sell five ponds of Kratom to.

Miller is free on $22,500 bond.

He is scheduled to appear in court on June 12.

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