Four arrested after motel drug overdose

An investigation involving an alleged drug overdose at the Super 8 motel on East Andrew Johnson Highway Monday morning resulted in the arrest of four women, including three on heroin charges, according to the Morristown Police Department.

Tiffany Driskell, 28, Terri Street, was treated in the Morristown-Hamblen Hospital emergency room before she was booked into the Hamblen County Jail. Driskell allegedly admitted using heroin around 7 a.m., about two hours before first responders arrived at the motel room, according to officer David Hancock.

Driskell and Corey Carroll, 36, Meadow Lane Circle, are charged with possession of heroin and crystal meth. Lindsey Lovell, 33, Taylor Road, was jailed for possession of heroin, meth and Valium, a Schedule IV drug. Police confiscated a half-gram of meth from Lovell in the motel room.

Before Lovell, was booked into jail, police allegedly found 3.4 grams of meth that was packaged in two bags, along with three Valium pills for which she had no prescription, according to Detective Pete Shockley, an MPD narcotics investigator.

The fourth woman arrested at the motel was Melody Turner, 53, West Croxdale Road.

She was jailed for possession of crystal meth and marijuana for resale.

Turner had an outstanding warrant for violation of parole related to a 2015 drug-related conviction, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Lovell was wanted for violation of probation, as was another occupant of the room, 29-year-old Kandace Nicole Collins, who was arrested, but not charged with drug offenses.

Another woman, 36-year-old Bean Station resident Hannah Elizabeth Clemons, was arrested Monday night and charged with misdemeanor possession of heroin, along with illegal possession of Subutex and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Clemons was a rear-seat passenger in a vehicle stopped in connection with a shoplifting investigation at the East Andrew Johnson Highway Fastop market. Clemons matched the description of the shoplifter, according to officer Shelby Holt.

The defendant allegedly was holding two-tenths of a gram of heroin, according to a warrant.