Indian national captured on drug charges

Two from Anderson County already pleaded to charges involving from thousands of pills

Shelley Dawn Hicks Robbins, Moshin Agha and Gene McKinley Miller
A third person involved in an alleged internet drug scheme will face criminal charges when he makes an appearance in Anderson County Crminal Court July 30.

A press release from District Attorney General Dave Clark said the 7th Judicial District Crime Task Force based in Anderson County, Tennessee recently took custody of an Indian National Defendant named Moshin Agha who was detained in the international airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

In September, 2016, the 7th CTF was conducting an investigation in concert with the United States Department of Homeland Security regarding prescription pills being shipped into the United States for distribution; possibly in relation to internet sales of prescription drugs from international sources.

As part of that investigation, the 7th CTF obtained a search warrant for a home in an unincorporated area of Anderson County.

Thousands of pills were seized as a result and on Nov. 1, 2016, Shelley Dawn Hicks Robbins, Gene McKinley Miller and Moshin Agha were indicted by an Anderson County Grand Jury on seven counts of felony drug possession with intent to sell, one felony count of money laundering and another felony count of conspiracy to possess drugs for sale.

Robbins and Miller were earlier arrested and have already pleaded guilty to their charges. Moshin Agha had never been taken into custody.

Clark placed the charges against Agha into a national police database. There were no results in finding Agha until the late evening hours of Friday, July 13, 2018, or the early morning hours of the following day.

At that time, Agha was located at the international airport in Dubai seeking to travel using his passport and identity.

Clark, acting CTF Director and Agent for this case, Simon Byrne and the Department of Homeland Security made arrangements to transport Agha to JFK Airport in New York where he was taken into custody by the New York Port Authority Police and held as a fugitive from justice for the Anderson County authorities.

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office transported Agha to Clinton last week and is holding him in the Anderson County Detention Facility.

Agha is being held on a bond of $150,000 which also requires that he surrender his passport.

He is currently scheduled for arraignment in State Criminal Court for the 7th Judicial District in Clinton on July 30th before the Honorable Donald Elledge.

The 7th Judicial District Crime Task Force is an independent law enforcement agency formed by Anderson County municipal police departments, the Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney General.

The Crime Task Force is funded primarily by grants as well as seizures of criminal proceeds.