How often are your local drug dealers the sons of Music Row royalty?
SIDNEY SINGLETON, SHELBY SINGLETON's 64-year-old son, and DONALD PRESTON, FRANCES PRESTON's 63-year-old son, are scheduled for trial before Davidson County General Sessions Court Judge GALE ROBINSON August 12, 2019.
On May 7, 2019 Singleton and Preston were arrested and charged with selling pot, marijuana extract and liquid THC vials from a parked car in a a grocery store parking lot, after making arrangements for the sales on a website whose visitors included an undercover officer.
The ill-fated deal went down at Osborne's Bi-Rite, at 3116 Belmont Boulevard, less than 1,000 feet from Christ the King School (at 3105 Belmont Boulevard) where Preston and Singleton offered to sell an ounce of marijuana to an undercover detective for $300.According to the arrest report, after Donald Preston exited the passenger side of the red Chevy Volt and got into the police vehicle to complete the transaction, the "deal" was considered sealed and both Donald and Sidney were taken into custody. A further "Carroll search" (so named following a Supreme Court ruling establishing that probable cause is sufficient- i.e. it is not necessary for police to first obtain a warrant- to justify the search of a lawfully stopped vehicle and its contents) revealed another 353 grams of pot, 2 cards of marijuana extract and 19 vials of THC liquid. Total weight: 2 grams.
Singleton and Preston were each charged with selling drugs in a drug-free school zones, which is a felony. Each posted a $10,000 bond.
Following a June 14, 2019 settlement hearing, the case was set for trial in August.
"Hi, STACY, you're invited!"
"EMERGE aims to reignite the role of popular music as a central driver of social change by showcasing headliners around women's and minority equality, LGBT rights, immigration, gender identity, and the political issues that define our generation."
The two-day event (May 31- June 1, 2019 at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel) features a great lineup of speakers and musicians.
For the complete list, showcases schedule and information on how you can get involved, click here.
True, Erica performed songs from Antidote, but publicizing her new music was not Stone’s only mission. Those on hand for the “private music industry event” were also treated to Erica’s “sharing stories” from “her new best selling book, and the film that’s made about her work in Sierra Leone on behalf of orphans and children” (sic)… Her #1 bestseller Gray will also be available on site.” (Look for my review of Gray here!)