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Clarksville Man Arrested for Allegedly Selling 5+ Pounds of Synthetic Opioid Kratom

May 12, 2017


A one-month investigation into the large scale distribution of a synthetic opiate substance known as Kratom has resulted in the arrest of a Clarksville man on felony drug charges and the seizure of more than five pounds of Kratom.

Christopher R. Miller, 26, of Mickle Lane in Clarksville, is charged with possessing and selling an analogue controlled substance and driving on a revoked license.

The MNPD’s Major Case Task Force and narcotics detectives began the investigation by responding to an advertisement on the Internet concerning the sale of fresh and potent Kratom, a product of the Mitragyna speciosa tree native to Southeast Asia. The opiate synthetic substance is an illegal narcotic in Tennessee.

Detectives allege that Miller was supplying large amounts of Kratom to persons in the Nashville area. He was arrested after driving into a North Nashville parking lot, where he planned to sell the five plus pounds of Kratom to an individual who, unbeknownst to Miller, was an undercover police officer.

Miller is free on $22,500 bond. He is due in court on June 12th.


Christopher R. Miller, 26