NEWCOMB, TN (WLAF) – On Friday afternoon, Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy John Minor was dispatched to Highway 297 in reference to a possibly impaired person in a ditch. Minor details in his report that when he made contact with the man, later identified as 43-year old Tim Anderson of Newcomb, he appeared to be impaired on some type of narcotic. Anderson was walking in the road staggering and having trouble keeping his arms and hands still, according to Minor.
As soon as the deputy stepped out of his cruiser, Minor writes that Anderson said he had a rig (slang for syringe) in his front pocket. Anderson went on to say that he had Neurontin in his pocket. Minor found eight white pills, identified as Neurontin, in an ibuprofen bottle.
Anderson was arrested and charged with public intoxication, attachment for child support and possession of a schedule V controlled substance. He remains housed in the Campbell County Jail this morning on a $2,500 secured bond/$750 cash bond. Anderson was arrested for the 13th time and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/26/2019-6AM)