CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – On Aug. 25, Campbell County Det. Gary Jeffers, Det. Joe Hopson and Capt. John Long saw a white Mercedes pull into the Shell station in Caryville. The vehicle waited at the gas pumps for several minutes before leaving and turning left onto John McGhee Blvd. Campbell County Sheriff’s Det. David Wormsley passed the vehicle and saw the driver was not wearing a seat belt.

Long followed the Mercedes onto 25W/Veteran’s Memorial Hwy and observed the vehicle to be traveling more than 40 mph in a 30 mph zone. At this point, Long requested Jeffers stop the car, and he eventually stopped the vehicle in the southbound lane of I-75 between mile marker 134 and 133, according to a report from the sheriff’s department.

When Long approached the Mercedes, he allegedly smelled a strong odor of what he believed to be marijuana coming from the car. CCSO Det. Travis Wormsley arrived with his K-9 partner and performed an exterior sniff of the vehicle. Wormsley reported to Long that his partner had alerted on the vehicle. Long requested that the driver of the vehicle, Nicole Kaylee Iddins and her passenger Deanthony Gilmore Page exit the car.

After searching the inside of the vehicle, officers found a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana in the vehicle. Officers also found other items in the vehicle containing what was thought to be marijuana labeled as “Italian Ice” and “Cereal Milk.”

When Iddins was interviewed, she stated her friend “Dee” (Deanthony Gilmore Page) had rolled a joint to share, and that the marijuana was still in the vehicle. She further admitted that she had Xanax in her change purse. When Iddins was asked why she was in Caryville, she stated that she was driving her friend “Dee” to meet someone.

When Page was interviewed, he first stated that he was meeting his friend “Johnny.” Eventually Page admitted to having to having narcotics in his “drawers” and voluntarily pulled out a large baggy believed to be Heroin and another baggy of 38 round blue pills believed to be Oxycodone.

Iddins, 21, 1904 Wellbridge Lane, Powell was charged with possession of schedule VI controlled substance, possession of schedule IV controlled substance, speeding and seatbelt law.

Page, 30, 9015 Tenmile Road, Knoxville was charged with two counts mgf/del/sell controlled substance and possession of schedule VI controlled substance. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 9/3/21- 6AM)