Two charged with meth possession

Two Rogersville residents, one of whom was out on bail for a previous drug charge, are facing drug charges in connection with an incident Friday.

Tyler Lee Boggs, 24, of Brown Drive, and Ashlei Diana Shanks, 28, of Jackson Street, were both charged with possession of Schedule II Methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Shanks was out on bail for a meth possession charge on April 27.

Deputy Isaac Hutchins, of the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office, reported that at 11:37 p.m., Friday, he saw a Pontiac Sunfire traveling east on U.S. Highway 11W with the passenger side headlight and passenger side brake light not working.

Hutchins conducted a traffic stop where the unidentified driver gave permission for search of the car.

The search resulted in discovery of a small baggie of crystal rock Methamphetamine in the back seat where Shanks was sitting.

Also discovered were a set of scales underneath the back seat, as well as a glass pipe under the center console within reach of Shanks.

A backpack owned by Shanks was also searched and led to the discovery of two syringes loaded with what Hutchins believed was meth.

Boggs, who was also sitting in the back seat, stated several times that the meth was not his and that he didn’t know how it got there.

Shanks also stated the drugs were not hers.

Boggs then stepped up, put his hands around his back and said, “Take me, it is mine.”

When Hutchins asked if the drugs were actually Boggs, he stated, “No, but I’m going to take the charge.”

Hutchins told Boggs that he didn’t need to take blame if the drugs weren’t his.

Boggs then pulled a syringe out of his underwear and stated that he is a user and the meth was indeed his.

Both were taken to the Hawkins County Jail where they remain in custody pending arraignment in Sessions Court.