A Mosheim woman has been charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, criminal impersonation and other offenses after she and an accomplice allegedly were caught stealing at the Morristown Office Max, according to authorities.
Cheyenne Coburn, 27, was booked into the Hamblen County Jail under the name Chentel Bertha Lapan on April 12, but her situation took a turn for the worse when an informant reported that Coburn was crowing about having gotten away with giving a false name and stashing drugs inside a police cruiser, according to officer Shelby Holt.
Holt reported he checked the back seat of his cruiser for contraband after transporting Coburn to jail, but the drugs were in a black container Holt believed to be part of the vehicle, according to a warrant. The container allegedly held 10.5 grams of crystal meth and two boxes of Suboxone strips.
Coburn and Terry Lamb, a 31-year-old man who lives on Humboldt Lane in Mosheim, allegedly were caught stealing unidentified merchandise at Office Max. Lamb tried to elude police and was charged additionally with resisting a stop frisk or halt. Police also charged Coburn with possession of drug paraphernalia, a glass pipe that allegedly was in her backpack.
Coburn reported she is from Vermont, but was living with Lamb. A records check in Vermont and Tennessee showed no one named Chentel Bertha Lapan, but the issue of Coburn’s identity remained open until Saturday, according to a warrant. She’s also wanted into Greene County for unspecified charges.