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Riggs arrested again days after entering a guilty plea

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By Jennifer Caldwell

After being sentenced last week for her involvement in a meth lab, a LaFollette woman managed another brush with the law.

Sheila Jean Riggs, of 208 Massachusetts Avenue, plead guilty to tampering with evidence and was sentenced to six months in jail last week in criminal court.

Riggs legal woes continued when she was stopped by LaFollette Police Officer Pam Jarrett for a traffic violation.

On Monday afternoon Jarrett attempted to stop Riggs on Central Avenue, but Riggs refused to pull over.

As other officers joined in the pursuit Riggs yielded to authorities.

“She (Riggs) voluntarily stopped once she saw the number of units called,” Det. Lt. Monty Miller explained.

According to reports Riggs and her passenger Darrell W. Riggs, Sr., of 111 McKinney Road, were allegedly found to be in possession of a drugs as well as paraphernalia.

Records indicate Shelia Riggs had felony amounts of scheduled drugs while Darrell Riggs, Sr. was in felony possession of a schedule II substance.

A search of the vehicle also revealed a number of used hypodermic needs, reports said.

Sheila Riggs and Darrell Riggs, Sr. were arrested and charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a legend drug possession of a legend drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Sheila Riggs was also charged with driving on a revoked license.