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Rogersville man wanted on probation warrant now facing meth, other drug charges

Jeff Bobo • Aug 14, 2018 at 6:00 PM

ROGERSVILLE — A Rogersville man who was arrested on a probation violation warrant Saturday at his grandmother’s home was also allegedly found to be in possession of seven packets of meth and a large number of pills.

Shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday, Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Michael Allen and Rogersville Police Department Officer Andy Banks went to a Tuggle Hill Road residence to serve an arrest warrant on Zachary Wayne Jones, 23.

Jones’ grandmother told officers she didn’t know if he was home, but she gave them permission to search the residence.

Upon locating Jones in a back bedroom, the officers also allegedly spotted seven baggies of meth laid out on a desk, as well as a set of digital scales that had powder on it as well.

The meth reportedly weighed 5.78 grams, which has a street value of about $575.

Also on the desk, officers located a baggy containing 10 Oxycodone pills (Schedule II), 10 Sumatriptan pills (legend), seven Trazodone pills (Schedule IV), 16 unidentified pills, six syringes and a burnt spoon.

While Jones was putting on his shoes, a metal container with 14 whole, eight one-half and two one-quarter Alprazolam pills (Schedule IV) and three whole and two one-half Phentermine pills (legend) reportedly fell out of his pants leg.

He was charged with possession of meth for resale, possession of Schedule II narcotics for resale, two counts of possession of Schedule IV narcotics for resale and two counts of possession of legend drugs.

Jones had been wanted on warrants including probation violation, furlough violation and failure to appear stemming from his conviction in 2015 in Hawkins County Sessions Court on two counts of casual exchange of narcotics.

He was being held in the Hawkins County Jail with no bond set pending arraignment Monday in Sessions Court.

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