Siler racks up narcotics charges

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By Jennifer Caldwell

Reports of a domestic assault led to new narcotics charges for Jenny Siler.

Siler currently has a case in front of the state appellate court. In the appeal she has asked the justices to overturn a jail sentence given to her for narcotics possession, which she pled guilty to.

But on Sunday she acquired similar charges when LaFollette Police Officers William Owens and Rick Ford responded to a domestic situation in the parking lot of a local gas station.

LaFollette Fire Department personnel notified officers a man was assaulting a woman near the IGA grocery store.

As Owens and Ford arrived at the scene the male, identified as Jamie L. Jones, 38, of 143 Fox Branch Road, Clairfield, attempted to leave but was stopped by the officers.

According to Owens’ report, when asked about the argument Jones allegedly replied “meth” and handed over approximately one gram of white powder he stated belonged to Siler, 31, of Route 1 Box 2135, Duff.

When Siler was located officers noted she had been assaulted and placed Jones under arrest.

Siler allegedly denied any knowledge of the drugs and gave Owens and Ford permission to search the vehicle.

During the search Owens reported finding digital scales, razor blades, corner cut baggies and small zip lock bags all of which allegedly indicated the distribution of narcotics.  Officers also reportedly found a hand rolled cigarette in Siler’s purse that appeared to be marijuana.

Jones was charged with domestic violence by assault, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, driving while suspended and possession of drug paraphernalia and is scheduled to appear in court on July 10.

Siler was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance, felony possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a schedule VI controlled substance.  

On Tuesday, the bond she has been out on during the sentencing and appeals process was revoked. Information in the revocation order states Siler has violated the terms of her bond and as a result must appear in court on Monday for a hearing.

Siler’s charges stem from a 2004 arrest where she and her husband, Lester, were arrested by Tennessee Bureau of Information agents for possession of narcotics. At that time, he was on probation for similar charges. Lester Siler’s probation was revoked and he began serving a 20-year prison sentence.

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