Lowe arrested on burglary and drug charges

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By Jennifer Caldwell

On Tuesday morning LaFollette Police officers received a call reporting a burglary in progress near H & E Block Supply on North Indiana Avenue.

As Officer Odell Bailey arrived on the scene he observed a black Ford F-250 pickup fitting witness descriptions pulling away from a vehicle that had been burglarized, he said.

Officer Josh Vann activated his blue lights while Bailey, Officers William Owens and Coty Frazier “took down the defendant in a felony traffic stop at gun point,” Lt. Jeff Allen said.

Bailey said just moments before the stop he heard what sounded to be a gunshot.

Inside the vehicle the driver, Lawrence Anthony Lowe, 35, of 409 River Drive, was found to be in possession of several items that had allegedly been stolen from the vehicle.  In addition, he also had several different illegal drugs and paraphernalia including a set of scales, Roxycodone and meth in his possession as well as bolt cutters, a ball bat, a slim jim and a number of items that could be used to break into a vehicle, Bailey reported.

According to Allen, the Ford pickup driven by Lowe had been seized in a previous incident and would likely be seized again.

Lowe was arrested and charged with felony possession of drug paraphernalia, felony possession of a schedule II substance for resale, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance for resale, possession of a schedule VI substance, giving false information, burglary of a vehicle, theft over $1,000, vandalism over $500.  

Further charges may also be pending in other jurisdictions.