Three persons were arrested on drug charges in connection with an incident on Justin Street in Church Hill Tuesday.
Jack Henry Matthews Johnson, 32, of Johnson City was charged with felon in possession of a firearm, theft by possession under $1,000, driving on revoked license, possession of Schedule I drugs (heroin) with intent to deliver, possession of Schedule VI (marijuana) with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.
Jediah Shane James Glover, 19, also of Johnson City, was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun since he was under age 21, simple possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Chelsea Danielle Davis, 26, of Church Hill, was charged with possession of methamphetamine for resale and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The three were scheduled to be arraigned in Hawkins County Sessions Court on Wednesday.
According to information obtained from Church Hill Police Chief Chad Mosley, officers Dustin Dean and Ethan Mays responded to a suspicious vehicle on Justin Street. Both officers noticed that the vehicle was running with one person in the driver’s seat, wearing a mask that was partially concealed and a handgun between his seat and center console. A second man was lying down in the back seat. Both men appeared to be asleep in the car.
Officers attempted to call the drivers out of the car via public address system, but were not successful. As additional units arrived, a four-man team of Lt. Greg Larkin, Lt. Cliff Evans, Det. Chad Britton and Mosley made entry to the car and gave commands for the men to surrender. Both men were taken out of the car and into custody.