One driver was littering. Another was not using headlights. The end result? Drug charges.
Just before 10 pm Wednesday night, Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathaniel Bostic stopped a 2007 Nissan Altima on South 15th Street in La Follette for littering. Bostic called Deputy Jeff Partin in to assist. A strong odor of marijuana was coming from the car, and soon Bostic and Partin found backpacks with what appeared to be marijuana in them inside the car. In the trunk, more green leafy substances were found along with a set of digital scales. Twenty-two year old Jonathon Grant Hilsop of East Beech Street in La Follette was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana.
Not long after 1 am Thursday morning, Deputy Nathanial Bostic stopped a car just south of Caryville on Highway 116 near the Vasper underpass. Bostic noticed that the 2008 Dodge Charger was traveling without its headlights on and pulled it over. It was discovered that the driver of the car, 18-year old Anthony Chambers of Walden Ridge Road in Caryville, was driving on a suspended drivers license. K-9 Santo was deployed at the scene and alerted Bostic to the driver’s side door. The deputy found what was believed to be pot along with two glass smoking pipes. Chambers was charged with violation of the light law, driving while suspended, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/06/2018-6AM)