A Tazewell man is charged with several drug offenses after being found in a ditch near U.S. Hwy. 25E.
According to a report from the Tazewell Police Department, Sgt. Shawn Goode was dispatched recently to “a male subject laying in the ditch and in the middle of the road on Hwy. 25E in front of Movie One.”
Goode spoke to the man, Brandon S. McCarty, who Goode reported was “extremely hyper.” McCarty told Goode that he and his wife were in a verbal argument and she had “ditched him” at the Dixie Plaza Motel.
After Goode took McCarty back to the motel, he reported he found that McCarty was a suspect in a burglary that occurred the day before. Goode received permission to search McCarty’s vehicle and found a magnetic box with three blue tablets believed to be Diazepam, one green tablet believed to be Oxycontin and a blue container with five hypodermic needles, according to the report.
Goode then received permission to search the man’s residence, where the report states he found a blue coffee can filled with a white powder substance believed to be methamphetamine (meth). Field testing of the substance showed meth, he stated, which weighed approximately one pound. Goode also found crystal rock substances believed to be meth, numerous small baggies, more hypodermic needles and three digital weighing scales.
Goode states in the report that he also found items that can be used in the manufacture of meth.
Through investigation, Goode also placed McCarty under arrest for the alleged burglary of the residence the day before.
McCarty is charged with the promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule II with intent to sale and/or deliver, possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of schedule IV controlled substance, public intoxication, driving on suspended license and aggravated burglary.
He was taken to the Claiborne County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 13.
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