Kingsport stop turns up stash of meth, stolen car and gun

Rain Smith • May 30, 2018 at 4:16 PM

BLOUNTVILLE — Police report that a woman failing to signal at a Kingsport intersection — while driving a stolen vehicle — has led to three arrests along with the discovery of nearly six ounces of meth, a stolen gun and a dangerous painkiller.

According to a Wednesday afternoon press release from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy observed the traffic violation early Friday morning on Lowrance Drive. A subsequent stop found Holli Hensley, 32, of Erin Drive, Kingsport, to be the driver. Her passengers are identified as Amanda Bishop, 43, of Forest View Drive, Kingsport, and Roderick Boggs, 62, of Basham View Drive, Bristol, Tenn.

During subsequent pat downs and a search of the vehicle, the SCSO reportedly located more than 168 grams of meth, approximately 15 grams of marijuana and a .38-caliber handgun. The weapon had been reported stolen out of Scott County, Va.

Police say there was also drug paraphernalia and a white substance suspected of being fentanyl, a powerful and deadly narcotic that’s sometimes used to “cut” heroin and other opioids.

According to SCSO Public Information Officer Kristen Quon, a check of the vehicle’s registration revealed it had been stolen out of Kingsport. All three suspects were arrested and transported to the Sullivan County jail in Blountville.

Boggs is charged with Schedule II and Schedule IV drug violation, unlawful carrying of a weapon, possession of stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $55,000.

Hensley is charged with possession of stolen property and unlawful removal of a license plate. Her bond was set at $50,000.

Bishop faces charges of unlawful drug paraphernalia and possession of Schedule II drugs. Her bond was also set at $50,000.

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