LaFOLLETTE— Thirty-three pills, several syringes and two spoons allegedly recovered during a traffic stop led to a myriad of charges for a LaFollette woman.
LaFollette Police Officer Adam Southern was on patrol on Monday when he saw Rebecca Faith McCullah, 47, 706 Stinking Creek Road, LaFollette, driving on Beech Street without her seatbelt fastened.
During the stop, McCullah reportedly could not provide proof of insurance and the license plate came back to a different vehicle, reports indicated.
Southern asked McCullah if he could search the vehicle after he reportedly saw a syringe lying on the backseat floor board. McCullah gave Southern permission and exited the vehicle, reports said. She allegedly smelled like alcohol as she got out of the car.
During the search, the officer recovered two spoons — one of which had a blue residue — four more syringes, a 100 mg Fentanyl patch, and 33 pills believed to Gabapentin, a type of painkiller, reports indicated. McCullah allegedly told Southern she’d had a large glass of wine approximately one hour prior to the traffic stop.
McCullah was arrested and charged with violation of the seatbelt law, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, violation of Tennessee’s implied consent law, possession of drugs without a prescription, violation of Tennessee’s financial law and violation of the registration law