CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Caryville Police arrested Jimmy Shannon Lay, 47, of La Follette on June 23 on multiple drug charges.
According to the arrest report, Caryville Officer Tony Mahar was sitting in the Shoney’s parking lot when he observed Lay run a stop sign at the corner of Highway 25 and Main Street in Caryville. Officer Mahar initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. Lay told police he had “left his wallet at the house.”
While talking to Lay, officer Mahar noticed a glass pipe sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle. When officer Mahar asked Lay if anything else illegal was in the vehicle, Lay said “he didn’t know what was in the car,” according to the arrest report. While searching the car, officers found a pair of brass knuckles in the floor board of the driver’s seat, as well as a scale with a crystal like substance on it. Officers also found a bag with a crystal like substance in it weighing 1.5 grams. The evidence was sent to the lab to be tested.
Lay was arrested and transported to the Campbell County jail. After arriving at the jail, Officer Mahar learned Lay was also wanted on an active warrant for unlawful possession of a fire arm.
Lay was charged with the active warrant, as well as felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a prohibited weapon, violation of a traffic control device, and possession of a schedule II drug in a drug free school zone. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/23/2020-10AM)