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Church Hill woman facing drug charges following single-car crash

January 4th, 2014 9:41 pm by Staff Report

Church Hill woman facing drug charges following single-car crash

Kathy Sue Davis

CHURCH HILL — A Church Hill woman faces four criminal charges following a single-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Cold Comfort Road.

Upon arrival, Hawkins County Deputy Jason Montgomery identified the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle as Kathy Sue Davis, 53, of 805 Lloyd’s Chapel Road. According to a Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office release, Montgomery was initially able to determine Davis to be intoxicated on what appeared to be pharmaceutical controlled substances. After initial investigation, he subsequently placed Davis in custody for driving under the influence.

During vehicle inventory and prior to the vehicle being towed, Montgomery discovered a large bag in the passenger floorboard. The bag was determined to contain a large number of prescription bottles, which were prescribed to Davis.

According to the release, one of the prescription bottles was determined to contain Oxycodone 30mg tablets, and another was determined to contain Alprazolam (generic Xanax).

Both bottles were clearly marked as if they had just been filled on that same day. After the pill counts appeared to be extremely short, Montgomery notified the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit to assist with a follow-up investigation, according to the release.

Davis and all her prescribed medications were transported to the Hawkins County Jail, where she was processed on charges of driving under the influence and failure to exercise due care.

During further investigation, it was determined that a large portion of the missing controlled substances had been provided to another individual after the prescriptions had been filled.

Davis was later processed on other charges of possession of Schedule II drugs and Schedule IV controlled substance with intent to deliver. She is free on a $7,500 bond and awaiting a Jan. 6 arraignment date.

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