JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Tape over a tail light prompted Campbell County Sheriff’s Sgt. Travis Bostic to conduct a registration check on a car where Stone Mill and Queener Roads meet. The people in the car were James Alfred Truitt, the driver, and his passenger, Kahla Marie Jones.
The sergeant learned the registration allegedly did not match the car, and he proceeded to conduct a traffic stop.
Deputy James McCall assisted on the stop by contacting Jones while Bostic talked with Truitt. McCall told Bostic he saw Jones place items out of the passenger side of the car which appeared to be two napkins with two glass smoking pipes consistent with the use of methamphetamine, the report said. That’s when deputies placed both people in handcuffs and moved them away from the car.
Jones allegedly told McCall she had hypodermic needles in her purse. The deputies searched the car and located a clear container with a crystal like substance in the center console area, a digital scale and a small blue baggy with a crystal residue inside. That was in addition to the needles recovered from Jones’ purse.
A driver’s license check revealed that Truitt had a revoked driver’s license for DUI.
The 26-year- old Jones of Jacksboro was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a schedule II controlled substance.
Truitt, 36, of La Follette was charged with violation of the registration law, driving on a revoked drivers license (second offense), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a schedule II controlled substance.
Jones and Truitt are free on bond and are due in court on Aug 28. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/31/2020-6AM)