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Hawkins Jail visitor becomes inmate following marijuana bust

September 9th, 2013 8:41 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins Jail visitor becomes inmate following marijuana bust

ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County deputies allegedly seized 18 grams of marijuana Friday afternoon from a Surgoinsville woman who’d apparently come to the Hawkins County Jail with a friend on visitors day.

Around 3:30 p.m. Friday HCSO Detective Scott Stewart was contacted by jail officers Michelle Bean and Cambren Gibson about a woman in the jail lobby who appeared to be under the influence.

When confronted by Stewart and the jail officers, Kayla Allison Gilreath, 23, 1625 Stanley Valley Road, Surgoinsville, reportedly admitted she’d taken her prescription medication.

Gilreath wasn’t visiting an inmate, but police said she’d come to the Justice Center with another person who was visiting an inmate.

Stewart said the Gilreath preformed poorly on a field sobriety test. When asked if she had any illegal material on her person or in her vehicle Gilreath reportedly said “no.”

Gilreath had arrived at the Justice Center in a 2003 Dodge Stratus that was in the parking lot.

Upon searching the vehicle deputies allegedly found a square blue bag containing several marijuana pipes, a metal marijuana grinder, a set of digital scales, scissors, a metal hose clamp with white residue, aluminum foil, plastic baggies, $25 in cash, and a brown paper bag containing 18.1 grams of marijuana.

Gilreath was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, and public intoxication.

As of Monday Gilreath remained held in the Hawkins County Jail on $25,000. 

She is scheduled to appear in Hawkins County Sessions Court on Sept. 16.


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