Tipster leads HCSO to cache of Percocet

Jeff Bobo • Aug 16, 2013 at 6:25 PM

ROGERSVILLE — An anonymous tipster led the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office to a woman who had allegedly just made an illegal drug purchase and was driving home with a suspended license.

Around 8 p.m. Wednesday, the HCSO Narcotics Unit received a tip that Lisa Gail Andies, 42, 2013 Brown Drive, Apt. C-122, Rogersville, would be driving eastbound on Highway 11-W through the Lakeview community in possession of pills for which she didn’t have a prescription.

Detective Scott Stewart said he also had knowledge that Andies’ driver’s license was suspended, and when he spotted her driving a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero, he conducted a traffic stop.

During the course of the traffic stop Stewart asked Andies if she was in possession of any illegal controlled substances, at which time she allegedly stated, “yes.”

Andies then allegedly produced 10 Percocet pills from her purse.

She was then placed under arrest for possession of Schedule II narcotics, driving on a suspended license and failure to show proof of insurance.

“During further investigation, it was determined that Ms. Andies had utilized her vehicle to facilitate and obtain the illegally possessed pills, which she was transporting back to her home,” said Sheriff Ronnie Lawson. “Narcotics officers also seized Ms. Andies’ 2001 Oldsmobile Alero through the Tennessee Department of Safety.”

Andies was released from jail on $2,500 bond.

The HCSO said the source of the pills remains under investigation.

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