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McCarty racks up drug charges

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By Jennifer Caldwell

A LaFollette man found himself in a world of trouble after crossing the center line.

In the early hours of last Friday morning LaFollette Police Officer William Owens observed a car driven by Jamie Brent McCarty, 32, of 687 Coolidge Road, cross into the opposite lane of traffic on North Indiana Avenue.

During the traffic stop a metal container, commonly used to store narcotics, fell out of the car as McCarty exited, according to Owens’ report.

Inside the container Owens located for individual bags of a white powder believed to be methamphetamine.

After placing McCarty under arrest Owens along with Officers Josh Vann and Dennis Chadwell also found a set of digital scale along with a pipe inside the vehicle, records indicate.

McCarty was transported to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department for booking where he was allegedly discovered to have another container filled with six more individual bags of white powder, a pilled believed to be oxycontin, two larger bags of white powder and hand rolled cigarettes believed to contain marijuana.

McCarty is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, driving left of center, possession of a schedule VI substance, possession of a schedule II substance and introducing contraband into a penal facility. He is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.