Chickamauga Man Convicted of Dealing Drugs to Teenagers


On March 19, 2024, Defendant David Broadrick pled guilty without a sentence recommendation on the eve of trial to Distribution of Methamphetamine, Cruelty to Children in the Second Degree, Illegal Use of a Communication Facility, two counts of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and two counts of Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon. He was sentenced by Judge Brian House to a thirty-year sentence with the first fourteen years to be served in the Department of Corrections.

Broadrick began selling methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, oxycodone and marijuana to a thirteen-year-old Catoosa County resident starting in 2022. In Broadrick’s last sale of methamphetamine to the teenager, Broadrick advised the teenager to use the methamphetamine by putting it in his anus in order to get high faster. As a result, the teenager overdosed in January 2023 and was on life support for days before his eventual recovery.

The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case including Detectives Zach Roden, Josh Moore and Chris Lyons. The Department of Community Supervision, the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force and the Walker County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the arrest of Broadrick.

This case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Beth Evans with the help of Victim Advocate Shelby Bradshaw, Administrative Assistant Rachel Moon, and Investigator Eric Sliz. “Fighting the methamphetamine and opioid epidemics by going after the people selling this poison is a top priority of mine,” said District Attorney Clayton M. Fuller. “If you sell poison to kids in our community, me and our law enforcement partners will put you in the one place you belong: Prison.”