A complaint of suspicious activity at a local apartment complex led to two arrests last week.
LaFollette Police Lt. Monty Miller, Sgt. Jason Henegar and Officer Odell Bailey were dispatched to Sanders Apartments last Tuesday evening to investigate the possibility of drug activity in the parking lot.
When officers approached the vehicle driven by Michael Justin Estep, 28, of 548 Memorial Lane, Jacksboro, he appeared to be using his cell phone to send a text message, Miller’s report stated.
Upon contact with Estep, he was instructed to keep his hands in plain view, however he was allegedly observed taking an object from his pocket and slipping it between the console and the driver’s seat, records indicate.
The contents of the pill bottle were identified as Roxycodone that was obtained from Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
According to Miller’s report, a cell phone containing a number of messages related to trafficking narcotics as well as directions to pain clinics in Georgia and Florida was also recovered from the car.
Angela Nicole Douglas, 27, of 548 Memorial Drive, Jacksboro, and her 3- year- old child were also inside the vehicle at the time of the incident.
Douglas allegedly presented with glassy eyes and slurred speech.
Henegar’s report stated Douglas was unable to stand on her own.
Records indicate several prescription pill bottles located inside Douglas’ purse were in plain view.
Medication inside the bottles included seven suboxone and 19 alprazolam pills.
Estep was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on bond and scheduled to appear in court on September 11.
Douglas was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and child abuse. She was released on a $2,500 bond and is also scheduled to appear in court next Friday.