Traffic infractions lead to drug arrest

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By Jennifer Caldwell

 A multitude of traffic violations led to drug charges for a LaFollette man on Sunday.

Adam Wayne Carroll, 37, of 183 Lake Shore Lane was traveling west on Jacksboro Pike when he was spotted by LaFollette Police Officer Joe Brown.

Records indicate Brown was aware that Carroll’s driver’s license was revoked and he attempted a traffic stop.

Despite the lights and sirens from Brown’s patrol car Carroll allegedly failed to stop.  When Brown was eventually able to stop Carroll in the Walmart parking lot he allegedly located a pill bottle which held two baggies filled with a substance believed to be methamphetamine as well as a counterfeit $10 in Carroll’s front pocket.

After gaining consent to search the vehicle Brown discovered a variety of pills wrapped in a cloth.

Carroll was arrested and charged with habitual motor vehicle offender, two counts of driving on a revoked license, felony evading arrest, possession of a schedule II substance for resale, possession of a schedule IV substance for resale, possession of a schedule III substance for resale, possession of legend drugs and criminal simulation.