A Lenoir City man is facing multiple drug charges after law enforcement pulled him over for prior knowledge of his license being revoked.
Loudon County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Cody Fritts on Friday observed Christopher Allen Johnson travel down Broadway near A street without his seat belt on, park his car and go into a business. After he left, he was stopped by law enforcement.
Fritts observed Johnson had “restricted pupils.” Fritts asked Johnson if he had anything illegal on him or in the vehicle, and he began crying. Johnson said he had methamphetamine in his left pocket.
“Found in Johnson’s left front shorts pocket were three bags of methamphetamine weighing approximately 45 grams and two bags containing approximately 2 grams of marijuana,” Fritts wrote in a report. “Found in the trunk were digital scales that Johnson stated were his.”
Johnson was transported to the Loudon County Justice Center. Johnson later told officers he had been traveling to Knoxville every day for at least two weeks to get meth. He admitted to selling meth to multiple people in Lenoir City. The traffic stop occurred near two protected drug-free zones — Lenoir City Public Library and the Loudon County Boys & Girls Club.
Johnson, 39, Lenoir City, was charged with manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of a Schedule II substance, simple possession/casual exchange, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a revoked/suspended license and held without bond.
Man arrested after ‘a few’ beers
A Lenoir City man has been charged with driving under the influence and driving on a revoked/suspended license after swerving across a roadway.
On June 30, Lenoir City Police Officer Caleb Green observed a silver Honda swerve several times on Harrison Road and he initiated a traffic stop on Browder Hollow Road at Foster Road. The driver failed to stop until he arrived at the 900 block of Foster Road.
While taking the driver, Abiel Cardeans Matias, to the patrol car, Green noticed a strong alcoholic odor.
“Mr. Matias did state he consumed ‘a few’ Michelob Ultras but did not know they were alcoholic beverages,” Green wrote in a report.
Matias was transported to Loudon County Jail, where he agreed to perform standard field sobriety testing. Matias performed poorly on the tests.
Matias, 38, was charged with driving under the influence and driving on revoked/suspended license and held on $2,500 bond.
• Christopher Jonathan Brady, 32, Philadelphia, was charged with driving on revoked/suspended license and failure to appear and released on $3,000 bond.
• Samantha Leeann Farmer, 44, Oliver Springs, was charged with criminal trespass and failure to appear and was released without bond.
• Tyler Lieu, 43, San Francisco, Calif., was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession/casual exchange and released on $11,500 bond.
• Randy David Lane, 42, Knoxville, was charged with driving on a revoked license and theft and released on $8,000 bond.
• Cristi Leigh Poulopoulos, 28, Oak Ridge, was charged with driving under the influence and released without bond.
• Adam Keith Winters, 45, Loudon, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and held without bond. Loudon County Sheriff’s Office Deputies T.J. Scarbrough and Chris Hutchens were dispatched to a domestic disturbance. Dispatch warned that Winters had come home drunk and hit a vehicle and pushed it into the support wall of the garage. Winters went into the residence and began cursing and telling a woman he was going to kill her. The woman told dispatch she was able to grab a kitchen knife and told Winters to “back off,” Scarbrough wrote in a report. She retreated to the bedroom, locked the door and called 911. As Scarbrough and Hutchens arrived, they found Winters “highly intoxicated.” The woman said Winters was “irate” because a store refused to sell him beer. Winters later told the woman it was her fault.
• Angelina Rose Noce, 38, Kingston, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange and held without bond.
• Noe Bravo, 33, Loudon, was charged with driving under the influence and released without bond.
• Ryan Staryling Barr, 20, Philadelphia, was charged with two counts of simple possession/casual exchange and held on $10,000 bond. LCSO Deputy Austin Parton observed a black Chevy S-10 on Spring Street with the driver not wearing his seat belt. The car also did not have a working passenger side brake light, according to Parton’s report. After stopping the vehicle, Barr said his seat belt was under his arm. Parton asked Barr to identify why Parton could smell an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Barr explained that he “had some on him” and removed a bag from his pants. Parton searched the vehicle and recovered a cigar pack with green leafy substance inside, believed to be marijuana, and 14 Dank Tanks. “The Dank Tank package stated that they contained 93.43 percent THC,” Parton wrote in a report. Parton then weighed the two bags of green leafy substance believed to be marijuana that came in at 20.39 grams. Barr said the substance belonged to him.
• Abel Nieto Pedraza, 30, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence, violation of implied consent and driving without a valid license and was released on $2,500 bond.
• Tommy Ray Barron, 22, Athens, was charged with driving under the influence and released on $2,000 bond. Lenoir City Police Officer Caleb Green was dispatched to a possible wreck with injury at the intersection of U.S. Highways 321 and 11. Green found a blue Audi that had wrecked into a concrete barrier on the side of Hwy. 321. The driver, identified as Barron, said he lost control. Green observed Barron was “unsteady on his feet, had bloodshot, watery eyes, had an odor consistent with that of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person and slurred speech.” While Barron was being evaluated by EMS, Green observed several open, empty beer cans in the passenger side floorboard. After being cleared by EMS, Barron was asked to perform standard field sobriety testing. Green reported that Barron “agreed, but he stated that he would fail.” Barron performed poorly on the sobriety tests. Green then took Barron into custody and transported him to Loudon County Jail. After agreeing to provide a breath sample for chemical testing, Barron was charged with driving under the influence.
• Richard Lee Freeman, 34, Madisonville, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and held on $10,000 bond. Freeman struck a vehicle traveling west on Old Highway 95, causing the victim’s vehicle to enter east bound traffic and collide head-on with a white Dodge Ram truck, which resulted in severe injuries to both drivers, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Rick Ray. Freeman did not stop to give aid or report the crash to authorities. Freeman was later stopped by Vonore City Police on U.S. Highway 411. Freeman admitted driving the vehicle and leaving the scene of the wreck.
• Marcus Allen Davis, 37, Lenoir City, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange and held on $2,000 bond.
• Tiffany Jo Harris, 38, was charged with a juvenile attachment and released on $300 bond.