Lakeway man, woman face drug charges

A Russellville man and Bulls Gap woman are facing various drug charges in connection with an incident Friday at a Russellville car wash.

Gary Lynn Harris, 48, Talley Chapel Pike, and Ladonna Marlene Adams, 30, of East Andrew Johnson Highway, Bulls Gap, were charged Friday with possession of Schedule II, III and IV drugs for resale and possession of drug paraphernalia. Harris was also charged with display of improper tags.

Deputies with the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit observed a 1994 Buick Park Avenue parked at a car wash on Harvey Drive. A records check found that tags displayed were not to the car, but to a Nissan automobile. Sgt. Marti Wolfe and Lt. Gene Watson noticed Harris handing items to passenger Ladonna Adams as the vehicle began to pull away. A traffic stop was conducted where both people appeared to hide items. Wolfe told Adams several times to keep her hands on the dashboard, but Adams kept putting her hands inside her jacket pocket.

As Adams got out of the car, a baggie of methamphetamine fell between her legs onto the seat. Wolfe asked Adams if she had any other drugs on her to which she stated that she had drugs in her underwear. Wolfe searched Adams and discovered two more baggies of meth, two bags of marijuana and another bag containing six Subutex pills.

A search of the vehicle resulted in discovery of two more bags of meth, multiple empty bags, a digital scale, a bag containing filters, pipe screens, a $1,000 money band, 2 syringes, a Suboxone wrapper and a mason jar containing crystal residue. Harris also had $1,189 in cash in his pants pocket. Total weight of the meth was 65.95 grams and the marijuana weighed 35.54 grams.

Both were taken to the Hamblen County Jail where they are being held on $25,000 bond each.