Month-long investigation results in drug arrest
A 49-year-old Hawkins County woman was jailed on a $100,000 bond following a month long investigation by the County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit.
Linda Joyce McClellan, 49, of 135 Cedar Valley Road, faces charges for Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance (Oxycodone) with Intent to Deliver and possession of marijuana (less than a half ounce).
During the investigation, narcotics officers were able to obtain information, that McClellan would be operating a white Pontiac Grand Prix and would be transporting an undetermined amount of illegally possessed controlled substances to meet with another individual in the area of the Rogersville McDonald’s Restaurant, located on Highway 66.
Minutes later, narcotics officers reportedly observed McClellan meet with another individual in the Raceway Service Station Parking Lot, located beside the McDonald’s Restaurant.
Narcotics officers approached the Pontiac and while speaking to McClellan, a narcotics officer said he observed a marijuana cigarette, lying in plain view, in the vehicle’s ashtray.
Officers asked McClellan if she was illegally possessing any additional controlled substances.
McClellan allegedly produced a small metal container from her pocket, which was determined to contain 19 Oxycodone pills.
Officers said evidence was obtained that McClellan had delivered the Oxycodone to the stated location in order to sell it to another individual.
Last week, narcotics officers arrived at McClellan’s home to attempt to serve an arrest warrant.
As narcotic officers approached the home, McClellan was seen standing inside the residence.
At the door, narcotic officers were met by McClellan’s son, Gary Lynn Webb, 30.
Officers said Webb told them his mother was not home, as well as stating that he had no way of contacting her and no knowledge as to when she would return.
Webb was told officers had already observed McClellan inside the home, and Webb stood in the doorway refusing to cooperate with officers, according to reports.
Webb was placed into custody for obstruction of legal process and jailed on a $5,000 bond.
Narcotics officers then found McClellan inside the home, and she was placed in custody on a state warrant.
Her vehicle was also seized through the Tennessee Department of Safety.
-By Aletheia Davidson, Tribune Staff Writer