JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – A staggering woman recently caught Campbell County Deputy Joseph Weaver’s attention. He was patrolling on McDeerman Lane in Jacksboro when he saw a woman later identified as Sarai Michael Keelean reportedly staggering along the side of the road
Weaver stopped to check on Keelean who allegedly said was just going for a walk, according to a report from the sheriff’s department. During the conversation Weaver noticed she had slurred speech. She then allegedly told him that she had shot up with Neurontin prior to his arrival.
Keelean, 38, 136 Log Lane, Jacksboro was charged with public intoxication. This was on Aug. 25.
Two days later on Aug. 27, Weaver saw a green SUV traveling east on Jacksboro Pike at 47 mph in a 40-mph zone. Weaver stopped the vehicle for speeding. When he spoke with the driver and the occupants of the vehicle, he decided to search the vehicle.
During the search he allegedly found several illegal items. In the center console there was a hypodermic needle in a pink bag, and behind the back seat were two burnt spoons with a crystal-like substance on them. Several more hypodermic needles, that looked to be used, and a small baggie containing a fine white crystal substance, believed to be Heroin, were discovered, according to a report from the sheriff’s department. These items were within reaching distance of the back-seat passenger identified as Sarai Michal Keelean. She did not claim the illegal narcotics, and the passenger of the vehicle, Brenda Darlene Albright, did not claim them either. Weaver’s report did not identify the driver of the vehicle.
On Aug. 27, Keelean was charged with possession of schedule I controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Albright, 65, 136 Log Lane, Jacksboro was charged with possession of schedule I controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/03/2020-6AM)