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Hawkins man speeding 68 in a 30 mph zone accused of meth possession

Jeff Bobo • Jan 3, 2018 at 8:50 AM

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County man is facing several charges including meth possession as a result of a traffic stop Friday evening for driving more then twice the speed limit near Rogersville.

It was the eighth Hawkins County arrest since July for Scotty Gene Puckett, 45, 390 Mt. Zion Road, Whitesburg.

Around 9:30 p.m. Friday, HCSO Deputy Eric Pease reportedly spotted a red Chevy Cavalier traveling 68 mph in a 30 mph zone westbound on Thorps Chapel Road south of Rogersville.

Upon stopping the car, Pease identified Puckett as the driver and learned through a computer check that Puckett’s driver’s license was revoked last year for failure to pay fines in Bean Station.

While searching the vehicle, Pease allegedly located an empty cigarette pack containing a glass pipe and a half-gram of meth in a small blue baggy.

Puckett was charged with possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a revoked license, no insurance and speeding 68 in a 30 zone.

Among the other charges Puckett has faced in 2017 are: DUI, driving while revoked, driving on the wrong side of the road, no insurance, failure to exercise due care on July 26; theft of services under $1,000 on Aug. 2; driving on revoked and no registration on Aug. 3; shoplifting on Aug. 7; driving on a revoked license and no insurance on Nov. 30; public intoxication on Dec. 1; and failure to appear on Dec. 18.

All but the shoplifting charge are still pending. On Nov. 13, he was sentenced to 10 days in jail, 11 months and 29 days of probation, and ordered to pay $722 in fines in exchange for a guilty plea to shoplifting.

As of Tuesday, Puckett was being held in the Hawkins County Jail with no bond on the new charges pending arraignment Wednesday in Sessions Court.           

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