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2 pursued on foot arrested and charged with plethora of drug offenses

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By Beth Braden

LaFOLLETTE—Two people were jailed after police noticed them “twitching” as they walked near LaFollette Housing Authority property last Friday afternoon.

LaFollette Patrol Officer Jordan Reid saw Katie Goins, 22, 508 W. Forrest St., LaFollette, and Nathaniel Jerome Saylor, 32, 110 Wallace Lane, Jacksboro, staggering on and off the sidewalk at South 4th Street, according to police reports. Goins was then observed picking up an item from the bed of a pickup truck and then throwing it on the ground, reports indicated.

Upon contact, both suspects failed field sobriety tests, according to police. During a pat-down, police reportedly found Suboxone stored in Goins’ bra, as well as a hard, yellow substance stored in a Marlboro cigarette container. Saylor was allegedly in possession of a hypodermic needle, reports indicated.

Once at the jail, police found Suboxone in Saylor’s wallet, as well as coffee filters in his shoes. The filters contained what was believed to be methamphetamine, according to records.

Goins was charged with possession of a schedule-II controlled substance, possession of a schedule-III controlled substance and public intoxication.

Saylor was charged with possession of a schedule-II controlled substance, possession of a schedule-II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication and introduction of contraband into a penal facility.