CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – A child is safe this morning after being rescued by Campbell County Sheriff’s investigators. In a planned bust Thursday evening, two suspects were arrested. However, what was not planned was finding a child in the midst of an apartment where meth, pills and syringes were. “It is sad when someone chooses drugs over their children,” said Sheriff Robbie Goins.
Last week, the sheriff’s office executed a search warrant at 281 John McGhee Boulevard, apartment 244 at Caryville. Inside the apartment deputies found Allen Wayne Lowe and Brittany Paige Adkins along with Adkins’ minor child.
A search of the home revealed a plastic container with a crystal substance believed to be Methamphetamine, a glass bottle of capsules thought to be Gabapentin, containers of used hypodermic syringes, as well as an uncapped syringe in the living room. Multiple digital scales with residue, cut plastic baggies and glass pipes were also located throughout the second floor apartment.
Lowe and Adkins were placed under arrested. The child in the home was released to a family member.
“When we make a drug bust, it is not just about cleaning up the streets. It is about making sure that every child in our county is safe. We won’t stop fighting for the kids in this community.” said Sheriff Goins.
During the intake search at the Campbell County Jail, Corrections Officer Dakotah Thacker found an additional bag of Methamphetamine in Lowe’s right front pocket.
Lowe, 35, 285 John McGhee Blvd, Caryville, was charged with possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of schedule V controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, child abuse and neglect or endangerment, introduction, or possession in penal institution.
Adkins, 29, 285 John McGhee Blvd, Caryville, is facing charges of possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of schedule V controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, child abuse and neglect or endangerment.
Lowe and Adkins remain housed in the Campbell County Jail this morning each has an $800,000 bond. The pair is due in court again on May 10. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/05/2022-6AM)