LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Two people were arrested on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor after Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Preston Mullins was patrolling an area known for being a highly frequented party and drug use area. Mullins drove to the end of Davis Chapel Road at Cross Creek Lane near Ivey Hollow, LaFollette, where he found two vehicles and eight people.
One of the vehicles was a maroon Toyota Camry. Mullins saw several individuals standing around the car drinking what appeared to be alcoholic beverages. As he approached, he saw the individuals scatter and begin to throw and hide the drinks they were consuming. Deputy Mullins got out of his patrol car and began to approach the group, telling them to pour out all alcoholic beverages onto the ground to which they complied, according to a report from the sheriff’s office.
As the group was pouring out the beverages, Mullins noticed a smell of Marijuana. The deputy spoke with the owner of the second vehicle who is identified as Alexa Faith Longmire and noticed the smell of Marijuana coming from the vehicle and from Longmire. She was asked if she possessed any Marijuana to which she allegedly replied she did have Marijuana in her pocket. She removed two plastic bags containing a green leafy substance, and Mullins then searched the vehicle but did not find anything.
Deputy Mullins then made contact with the driver of the first vehicle identified as Kadin Wayne Lawson and could smell the same odor of Marijuana coming from the Camry. Lawson was asked if he possessed any Marijuana and he allegedly replied that he did, and it was in the center console of the car. Mullins searched the Camry and found a plastic bag containing 8.15 grams of Marijuana. He also found a black in color jar containing what is believed to be Marijuana. Also in the car, he found a blue bag belonging to one of the individuals, and that bag contained Marijuana.
All individuals were mirandized and interviewed individually. All of the individuals with the exception of two admitted to inhaling Marijuana. Lawson was asked if he had given any of the substance to the juveniles present to which he allegedly replied “yeah, it was my weed.” Deputy Mullins spoke with the owner of the blue bag and asked how she had obtained the Marijuana, and she stated that she had purchased the Marijuana from one of the juveniles in the group for $35. Mullins was then informed by multiple individuals in the group that Longmire had also brought the Marijuana and had allowed the individuals to pass it around. Deputy Mullins asked Longmire about the Marijuana she had to which she reported she had brought it and shared it with the juveniles.
Lawson, 18, 159 Lakemont Lane, Caryville, was charged on March 4 with possession of schedule VI and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Longmire, 18, 1800 Loop Road, LaFollette was charged on March 4 with possession of schedule Vi and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/14/2023-6AM)