Man nabbed on drug charges after trying to conceal pills in bandage

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By Beth Braden

LaFOLLETTE—A probation violator picked up some extra charges Monday when he was arrested at the downtown LaFollette Shell station.
Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Howard Dople made contact with Mark Brandon Longmire, 36, 1011 Kyle St., LaFollette, just after 6 p.m. on Aug. 26.  After police confirmed the warrant for his arrest, Longmire was asked to produce identification.
When Longmire reached into the vehicle, Dople allegedly observed him stuff something into an ace bandage wrapped around his right knee. Dople reportedly told Longmire to stop, but Longmire again reached into the vehicle and place another object under the ace bandage.
Longmire allegedly resisted arrest and had to be taken to the ground and placed into handcuffs.
When Dople searched Longmire, he reportedly found two baggies stuffed into Longmire’s ace bandage. One baggie contained 10 small white pills believed to be oxymorphine and the other contained 14 small blue pills believed to be alprazolam — the generic form of Xanax.
Longmire was charged with resisting arrest, possession of a schedule II and schedule IV controlled substance and driving on a revoked license.