Overdose DUI driver faces meth trafficking, weapon charges

Jeff Bobo • Sep 26, 2019 at 8:00 PM

ROGERSVILLE – A Hawkins County man who reportedly suffered an overdose Aug. 30 and was administered three Narcon doses by police while passed out behind the wheel of a parked SUV was arrested on weapon and gun charges Wednesday after he was well enough to be jailed.

As of Thursday Jacob Wade Foster was being held in the Hawkins County Jail with no bond pending arraignment Monday on charges including possession of meth with intent to deliver, possession of Schedule I narcotics (LSD) and multiple weapon charges.

On Aug. 30 HCSO Sgt. Sam Wilhoit responded to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Henard Lumber Co., 127 Big Springs Rd., Rogersville.

Wilhoit stated in his report that he found Foster, 39, 218 Foster Road, Rogersville, passed out behind the wheel of a Ford Expedition.

Wilhoit attempted reviving Foster with a sternum rub, and officers removed Foster from the vehicle when Hawkins County EMS arrived so EMTs could administer treatment.

Drug Task Force agent Scott Stewart also responded to the scene and administered three doses of Narcon to Foster with no affect.

While EMS was administering first aid, deputies attempted to locate Foster's identification and allegedly found two sets of brass knuckles in his front pants pockets.

Foster was then flown via Lifestar rescue helicopter to the Holston Valley Medical Center.

Upon searching the vehicle deputies allegedly seized three grams of meth, a strip of LSD, eight pills believed to be Promethazine, two airsoft pistols fashioned to resemble .357 revolvers, a sawed off shotgun, and several rounds of ammo.

Aside form the meth and LSD charges foster was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon during a felony, three counts of possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of Legend Drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, registration violation and DUI.

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