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Drugs discovered during traffic stop

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By Jennifer Caldwell

Suspicious behavior led to a traffic stop and subsequent arrest of two LaFollette men on Monday.

In the early hours of Monday morning LaFollette Police Officer William Owens was patrolling in an area allegedly known for high drug traffic. That is when he observed a “suspicious vehicle which made several passes” on the street.

According to Owens’ report Sherman D. Gibson, 23, of 272 Sagefield Drive gave Owens consent to search the vehicle. During the search Owens found a green “leafy substance and cigarette rolling papers” in the car’s center console that Gibson allegedly admitted were his.

Darrill W. Riggs, 50, of 111 McKinney Road, was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the stop. Records indicate during his search Owens also discovered a baggie with white powder in the floor on Riggs’ side.

Gibson was charged with simple possession of a schedule VI substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on his own recognizance. Riggs was charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance and transported to the Campbell County jail. Both men are scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 13.