JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – A red Dodge Dart was parked in row nine of the Wal-Mart parking lot and caught the attention of Campbell County Sheriff’s Detective Sergeant Gary Jeffers. The detective noticed a male passed out in the driver’s seat of the car with his cellphone in his hands playing a video.
Jacksboro Police Chief Jeremy Goins came to assist Jeffers due to him being on duty in plain clothes, according to the Sherriff’s Report. Jeffers photographed the male passed out in the driver’s seat for evidentiary purposes. When Goins arrived, the duo hit the window several times to awaken the driver identified as Jason Lee Barnett.
When Barnett finally woke up, he began to reach in the center console area despite being told multiple times to keep his hands visible. Barnett was removed from the car, and Goins conducted a pat down. During the pat down, Goins felt what appeared to be a hypodermic syringe in Barnett’s pant pocket. Barnett did confirm it was a hypodermic syringe according to the report. Jeffers requested Lt. Travis Bostic come to the scene to deploy his K-9, once on scene the K-9 Santo alerted on the vehicle.
Inside the vehicle, Jeffers found a plastic container in the driver’s door handle containing a white compressed powder substance believed to be heroin. Also found in the vehicle was a set of scales in a bag in the back seat.
Barnett, 43, 6 Frankfort School Road, Corbin, KY was charged with possession of schedule I controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/08/2021-6AM)