He was never charged with any other crime and says he doesn’t know why he cannot get any leniency from the courts. His father was a pastor of a Lutheran Church for many years in Maryville.
He says his dad was very upset with the fact that the police department lured him into providing pills to a stranger he met online.“Being lonely kinda screws with your head sometimes,” Rake said regretting the whole ordeal.
This will not be tolerated.”According to the Advocate and Democrat News’ official story of the sting operation, “the streets of Monroe County and its municipalities saw a lot of drugs removed last week as an operation that began in February culminated with 72 indictments being handed down and arrests made from one end of the county to another.”One of those indicted was Cameron Mc Kenzie Rake of Maryville, TN.
Rake says he was blindsided by the arrest, and he is telling quite a different story than the one the police are sharing with the media.
“So I’m going [to go to prison] for about 20 years on January 20th,” Rake told The Free Thought Project.
The message they wanted to send, according to Sherriff Tommy Jones II was, “If you are involved in any type of drug activity…you will find yourself in prison.
Often times, young men like Rake get caught up in the dragnet with bigger fish.
But Rake, a young man now facing the loss of decades of his life, isn’t blind.
He’s currently looking for a capable attorney, “I need someone who will be able to reduce the charges and fight this for me. I feel like I was basically raped by the police department and set up for failure from the beginning since this occurred.” He says he wants to go to trial before a jury and fight the entrapment of which he feels to be the victim.
As The Free Thought Project has faithfully reported, the War on Drugs catches all types in its dragnet.