Couple nabbed for meth trafficking at Rogersville McDonald's

Jeff Bobo • Jul 10, 2019 at 10:22 AM

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County man already on probation for meth charges and his girlfriend were charged with meth trafficking last week after the man was found passed out in a vehicle in the Rogersville McDonald's restaurant.

As of Tuesday, Scottie Lee Davis, 29, and Megan Kimberly Burton, 25, were each being held in the Hawkins County jail on $15,000 bond pending a preliminary hearing set for July 17 in sessions court.

Shortly after midnight on July 2, Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Nathan Simpson was approached by a citizen at the Rogersville McDonald's on Route 66-S about a man passed out in a vehicle on the other side of the parking lot.

The man was identified as Davis, 315 Big Springs Road, Rogersville, who was awakened, and according to Simpson, was obviously intoxicated in the presence of five juveniles who were in close proximity to the vehicle.

Davis was also allegedly in possession of brass knuckles.

Burton, 613 Armstrong St., Rogersville, was identified as Davis’ girlfriend and the driver, and she reportedly said Davis had taken a “nerve pill.”

Davis was initially arrested for public intoxication, and Burton agreed to allow a search of the vehicle.

As a result of that search, deputies allegedly seized three small bags containing 3.4 grams of meth, as well as 4.7 grams of marijuana, 36 yellow capsules, 11 round yellow pills, four white pills, two glass pipes, several various size bags and $754 in cash.

Davis later allegedly admitted that he'd been selling meth for several years off and on, and that most of the cash was proceeds from drug transactions.

In January, he pleaded guilty to casual exchange of meth and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 11 months and 29 days on probation, as well as $5,098 in fines and fees.

Burton allegedly stated that on several occasions she helped set up drug transactions for Davis.

Davis and Burton were each charged with possession of meth with intent to deliver, possession of Schedule IV narcotics, possession of Schedule V narcotics, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Davis was additionally charged with possession of a prohibited weapon.

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