LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – On Friday afternoon, La Follette Police Officer Jesse Ferguson was dispatched to the Pizza Hut parking lot for a welfare check on three males in a black Nissan.
Ferguson arrived and found Michael Campbell, James Boshears and Jesse Fannin. Campbell, the driver, was acting very erratic and was unable to keep still while Boshears, the back seat passenger, was passed out, and Fannin was in the front seat eating his food, the report said.
Also responding to the call were LPD Officers Zach Daugherty and Shane Tielman. The trio of Campbell, Boshears and Fannin was asked to step out of the car for a pat down for weapons. None were found.
After being patted down, Fannin allegedly said he had some “gas station weed” on him. Officers found an unlabeled clear package containing a green leafy substance and had no way to identify that it was CBD.
Based on the report, Campbell allegedly confessed he took Methadone and that he had a black box that contained the Methadone. The prescription was filled on Dec. 14, 2022, and contained 26 bottles.
Officers also located in the car burned soda cans, needles and a locked bag. When unlocked, it appeared the light brown powder inside the bag was Heroin.
Boshears allegedly had pinpoint pupils, slurred speech, erratic body movements, and he could not sit still, according to the arrest report. Campbell had slurred speech, pinpoint pupils, erratic body movements and was profusely sweating, the report said.
Campbell performed poorly on a field sobriety test and was arrested for DUI (driving under the influence). Boshears was arrested for PI (public intoxication), and Fannin’s arrest came as a result of possessing the green leafy substance and that he had an active arrest warrant.
James Andrew Boshears, 32, 295 Loop Road, Caryville, was charged with PI while Michael Scott Campbell, 38 of 150 Mount Paran Loop, Jacksboro, was charged with DUI, driving on revoked/suspended 6th offense, possession of a schedule I controlled substance and violation of the Tennessee financial law. Jesse Tyler Fannin, 35, 698 Pinecrest Road, Jacksboro has charges of possession of schedule II and VI and violation of probation from criminal court.
Boshears is free on bond and so is Campbell. Each is due in court on Jan. 3. Fannin remains held without bond and returns to court on Jan. 5. This was Boshears fifth arrest, Fannin’s eighth arrest and Campbell has been arrested multiple times based on records at the Campbell County Jail. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/20/2022-6AM)