In a continuing effort to combat the spread of drugs and drug paraphernalia, the Fentress County Sheriff’s office reported that six more drug-related arrests were made during the past several days.
On April 27, the Sheriff’s office received a call reporting an intoxicated subject in the Pine Haven community.
Deputy Wesley Bilbrey responded to the call, and was joined at the scene by Deputy David Oppenheim, with the officers observing that the subject, identified as Brian J. Pennycuff, 25, of 1241 North York Highway, Jamestown, appeared to be under the influence of something.
Upon asking Mr. Pennycuff if he had any weapons or anything illegal on his person, he stated that he had a knife. Deputy Bilbrey then asked Mr. Pennycuff to empty his pockets, and when he reached into his right front pocket, appeared to be trying to hide something in his hand. When asked to open his hand, he had a small baggy which contained a white substance, which was later tested and determined to be Methamphetamine.
Pennycuff was subsequently taken into custody and charged with Public Intoxication and Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance.
Also on April 27, a traffic stop by Deputy Kenneth Cherry resulted in the arrest of two subjects.
Officer Cherry reported that the driver, identified as Dexter Rick Adkins, 21, of 210 Rankin Road, Deer Lodge, TN, appeared to be very nervous and his eyes were red and watery. He was asked if he had any kind of medication on this night, and he said no.
Mr. Adkins and a passenger, identified as Andrea P. Gardner, 20, of 221 Vespie Road, Deer Lodge, were asked to step out of the vehicle. Officer Cherry reported that he asked for and received permission to search the car, and found a short cut-off straw with a powder residue in the vehicle. Neither Adkins or Ms. Gardner would claim the paraphernalia.
Mr. Adkins was then given a field sobriety test, and did poorly. He was asked to submit to a blood test, which he refused, after which both subjects were taken into custody and transported to the Fentress County Jail where he was charged with DUI, First Offense, Violation of the Implied Consent Law and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Ms. Gardner was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Full story in this week’s Fentress Courier.