CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – On Saturday morning, April 24, Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Phillips responded to a call about a single vehicle wreck on TN- Hwy 116 in Caryville. When Phillips arrived at the scene, he found an unoccupied black Ford Fusion with front end damage at the driveway of the old A& S Steel building.
After Phillips arrived, the owner of the vehicle identified as Lakin Taylor Long arrived driving a grey Nissan Versa. Long told Phillips that she had received a call stating her vehicle was somewhere on Hwy 116 between Caryville and Rocky Top. She continued that she did not want to say who called and told her where the vehicle was, according to a report from the sheriff’s department.
Phillips noticed a hypodermic syringe that contained a dry brown residue believed to be Heroin in the driver’s door of the Nissan that Long had driven to the scene. He also noticed a crushed Mountain Dew can in the cup holder. On top of the can was a crystal like substance appearing to be Methamphetamine. Phillips searched the vehicle and found a black scale and a clear plastic bag that contained several small plastic bags consistent with weighing and packaging drugs.
While being processed at the jail, the corrections officer saw a clear plastic bag fall onto the floor from Long. The officer noted that the clear plastic bag contained several smaller bags. The bags contained a crystal like substance believed to be Methamphetamine, a green leafy substance thought to be Marijuana and orange strips believed to be Suboxone. Long also had $495 cash in her possession.
Lakin Taylor Long, 249 Burning Mountain Drive, LaFollette, was charged with possession of substance with intent to manufacture, along with the manufacture, deliver, sell of a controlled substance, intro contraband in penal institution, possession of schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to jail records, this was the 11th arrest for the 28-year- old Long who has a court date of May 25. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/03/2021-6AM)