LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – On Sunday, Campbell Sheriff’s Deputy Grace Cross was dispatched to Demory Mart where it was alleged a woman was passed out in a brown truck. When Cross arrived, she found the woman passed out while holding an ice cream in her hand. Cross saw a small clear pipe inside a black bag and clear white baggie on her right knee. The deputy began knocking on the window in an attempt to wake the woman.
She asked the woman to step out of the vehicle. The woman was not fully awake when she rolled down the back driver side window then the front driver side window. Cross told her three times to step out of the truck. The woman allegedly put the ice cream back in the cup holder and placed the black bag with the pipe and plastic baggie into her purse, according to a report from the sheriff’s department.
The woman was identified as Amber Marie Taylor. Cross ran Taylor’s name through central dispatch, and it was confirmed that her license was revoked for the second time and had unconfirmed insurance. According to the report, Taylor was slurring her words, had droopy eyes and was unable to stand on her feet. Cross asked if she was on any medications, taken anything or had been drinking. Taylor said she was tired from the heat but a friend was coming to get her. She and her cousin had come to Demory Mart but her cousin left with her boyfriend, Taylor said. Cross quizzed Taylor on what the clear pipe in her bag was used for, and she allegedly replied it was for Marijuana. Cross then asked Taylor what the baggie on her knee was and she replied it was a candy wrapper.
Cross searched the vehicle and allegedly found a black zippered case with a clear pipe inside Taylor’s purse; also found in the case was a small clear baggie with a rock like substance believed to be Methamphetamine. Inside of another black zipped case was allegedly a red and gold pill case with 15 white capsule pills thought to be Gabapentin, eight white, two green and one blue pill likely to be Clonazepam. There were also two purple and clear pill crushers with a small compartment. Inside the compartment was four white, half green and half yellow rectangular pills believed to be Xanax. Cross also found a skull bong in the driver side door with residue inside of it, another clear pipe, a clear case with baggies and a pink straw with residue.
Taylor, 38, 131 Ginnie Lane, LaFollette was charged with possession of schedule II controlled substance, two counts possession of schedule IV controlled substance, possession of schedule V controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on revoked/suspended (2nd offense), public intoxication and violation of TN financial law. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/21/2023-6AM)