LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – When Amy Gail Cornett turned off Old Middlesboro Highway onto Glade Springs Road without using a turn signal, her troubles with the law began. Watching Cornett’s turn was Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Preston Mullins prompting him to conduct a traffic stop just before midnight Tuesday.
As soon as Mullins approached the red Chevy S-10 with Kentucky tags and made contact with Cornett, he noticed her speech was allegedly slurred, she had droopy eye lids and was also “on the nod” according to the report from the sheriff’s office. Cornett could not produce a valid drivers license and appeared to stagger when she walked based on the deputy’s narrative.
Additionally, where Cornett stood and appeared to be digging at her pants/shoe area, Mullins allegedly found a cut drinking straw along with two small plastic bags containing what appeared to be heroin on the ground. Other drugs were found prompting Cornett to allegedly tell the deputy that the drugs did not belong to her and that she was transporting them from a second party person to a third party person.
The arrest was made without incident, and Cornett was transported to the Campbell County Jail where she allegedly performed poorly on a series of sobriety tests. According to the sheriff’s office report, Cornett was offered a chemical blood draw to which she became belligerent and refused.
Cornett is charged with violation of probation, capias/bench warrant, five drug charges, DUI (driving under the influence), destruction of evidence, failure to give signal and introduction of contraband into a penal institution.
The 52 year old woman of 527 Wildwood Circle, La Follette, was arrested for the 15th time based on jail records. Cornett remains housed in the county jail this morning awaiting a January 25 court date. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/14/2022-6AM)