A report of a dog inside a hot vehicle at Hobby Lobby resulted in the discovery of drugs and the arrest of two Morristown residents.
A 1994 Honda Accord parked at Hobby Lobby at Crockett Trace Shopping Center was locked during the high 90-plus degree temperatures Tuesday when passersby became concerned for the animal’s safety. Tosha Brown, 32, of Carmichel Street and Cody Wayne Cochran, 21, of Lincoln Avenue, had the dog inside the sweltering vehicle when police arrived.
According to officer Michael McDaniel, of the Morristown Police Department, he responded to Hobby Lobby to render aid to the dog. A records check on the vehicle and passengers showed Cochran had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. Cochran briefly fled from officers until he was caught and taken into custody.
Brown admitted to Detective Pete Shockley on the scene that she and Cochran were breaking down drugs to sell. Brown said that she had more than 11 grams of methamphetamine in seven bags, a bag of meth mixed with a Schedule I cutting agent, assorted bags, scales and a meth pipe.
Upon search at the Hamblen County Jail, a search of Brown resulted in discovery of Suboxone, Gabapentin and another bag of methamphetamine.
Brown was charged with possession for sale/sale and delivery of methamphetamine, sale and delivery of Schedule III drugs, sale and delivery of Schedule I drugs, sale and delivery of Schedule V drugs and unlawful drug paraphernalia and activities.
Cody Wayne Cochran was charged with possession for sale/sale and delivery of methamphetamine, sale and delivery of Schedule III drugs, sale and delivery of Schedule I drugs, sale and delivery of Schedule V drugs, unlawful drug paraphernalia and activities, evading arrest and an outstanding failure to appear warrant.
Morristown-Hamblen Humane Society Director Misty Kirk arrived on the scene to care for the dog until family members arrived on the scene to take the dog back to their home.