Police say Hawkins man had $5,600 worth of meth in pants

Jeff Bobo • Feb 1, 2018 at 12:45 PM

ROGERSVILLE — A police officer allegedly seized 56.7 grams of the potent “ice” type of meth early Friday morning during a traffic stop that occurred when he recognized the driver as having a revoked driver’s license

Around 4 a.m., Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Detective Gary Lawson reportedly observed Caleb Blaine Davis, 26, 130 Henard Lane, Rogersville, driving a Honda Civic on 11-W in Rogersville.

Davis’ driver’s license was revoked for failure to pay fines, and when Lawson checked the tag number on the Honda, it reportedly came back as belonging on a Chevy pickup.

After Lawson conducted a traffic stop, he asked Davis and his passenger, Jordan Lee Ferrell, 21, 2017 Walter Drive, Rogersville, to exit the vehicle.

While frisking the men, Lawson reportedly observed a “large bulge in the inner thigh” of Ferrell.

When asked about the bulge, Ferrell allegedly admitted it was “ice.”

Lawson then removed two plastic baggies, weighing a combined 56.7 grams, from Ferrell’s pants leg.

Ferrell stated that he agreed to ride along with Davis, make the meth purchase for him and hide the drugs in his pants in exchange for a free small baggy of meth.

Davis was charged with possession of meth with intent to deliver, driving while in possession of meth, driving on a revoked license and registration violation.

Meth currently has a street value of $100 per gram, which puts the value of the meth seized by Lawson at more than $5,600.

Ferrell was charged with possession of meth with intent to deliver and driving while in possession of meth.

Both were arraigned Monday in Sessions Court and remain held in the Hawkins County Jail on $50,000 bond each pending a preliminary hearing set for Feb. 7.

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