JELLICO, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – On Sunday, Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Preston Mullins initiated a traffic stop on Hwy 25W at the rock quarry near Jellico on a 2005 Lexus sedan due to a missing headlight.
When Mullins initially spotted the car, it was driven by a male, later identified as Carl Anderson. However, The deputy spotted the Lexus stopped on the side of the road prior to the traffic stop. After the traffic stop was initiated, a female was driving, later identified as April King. The car was also occupied by Tracy Campbell in the front passenger seat and Carl Anderson laying across the rear seats.
As Mullins made contact with the driver, King allegedly appeared to be nervous and trembling with constricted pupils. King consented to a search of the car which yielded numerous illegal substances and drug paraphernalia. During the search, Mullins, with assistance from CCSO Deputies Charles and Wasson, along with officers from the Jellico Police Department, located a plastic wrap containing a substance believed to be methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled substance.
In a purse confirmed as belonging to King, Mullins located a plastic bottle altered to be used as a smoking device with a substance believed to be heroin, a Schedule I Controlled substance, an eye glass case with additional rock-like substances, likely to be methamphetamine, digital scales, and five glass smoking pipes with residue thought to be heroin.
In a purse containing the identification of Tracy Campbell, officers came across a clear plastic bag containing a substance believed to be heroin, a fine powder substance suspected to be Fentanyl, a Schedule I controlled substance, and $650 in cash.
During a search of the trunk, Mullins located a plastic case containing eight pre-loaded hypodermic needles and a substance thought to be heroin, along with additional unused hypodermic needles.
In addition to the search of the Lexus, Mullins performed standardized field sobriety tests on King, in which she did not complete satisfactorily. King submitted to a blood draw at the Campbell County Jail for additional testing.
Mullins seized the cash sum and 2005 Lexus as evidence, in addition to the numerous substances likely to be illegal narcotics, which have been submitted for testing. All three individuals were transported to the Campbell County Jail facing varying charges.
Tracy Campbell was booked on charges of Possession of Schedule I and Schedule II Controlled Substance with Intent and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Carl Anderson was booked on charges of Driving on a Revoked License and Violation of the Light Law.
April King was booked on charges of Driving Under the Influence, Possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance with Intent, Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Violation of the Light Law. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 9/1/21- 6AM)