LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Citizen complaints led to the drug arrest of a LaFollette man on Friday. According to a Campbell County Sheriff’s Department report, Daniel Ray Slone, 47, was arrested for possession of Heroin and other drug charges during a narcotics investigation conducted by Capt. John Long. It was Slone’s second arrest this month, having been arrested on July 13 on a warrant. Related story.
Long, Capt. Stoney Love, Lt. Malory Campbell and Det. David Wormsley made contact with Dena McGhee, the owner of the South Village Lane residence in LaFollette. After speaking with McGhee about the numerous complaints of suspected narcotics activity at her home, she told law enforcement that she “rents her basement to Danny Slone and he has numerous late night visitors.”
During the interview with Slone, Wormsley allegedly noticed a white powder on a desk near a spoon. Wormsley believed it to be Heroin and confirmed this with Slone, who told officers he had been about to consume when they knocked. Deputies soon located three grams of methamphetamine in two separate baggies in a cup above where the Heroin was found. They also found two blue pills that Slone identified as Xanax, as well as a digital scale located nearby. Slone had approximately $1,142 in U.S. currency in his right front pocket. When asked about the money, Slone told law enforcement some of it was from “stimulus money and some of it was from drug sales”.
Slone was charged with possession of schedule I controlled substance, possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He has an August 12 court date at 9 am.
According to jail records, Slone was arrested on Friday and bonded out the same day. Jail records indicate this was Slone’s fifth arrest, and that Slone is unemployed. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/27/2021-6AM)