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Traffic stop leads to meth charges

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By Jennifer Caldwell

Previous brushes with the law led to more charges for a LaFollette man and his passengers.

Estel V. Evans, 27, of 921 South 8th Street, was stopped by LaFollette Police Officer William Owens last Tuesday, as a result of Owens’ knowledge of the revoked status of Evan’s driver’s license.

As Owens approached the vehicle he allegedly observed a passenger, identified as Tessa M. Williamson, 27, of 197 Camp Ridge Road, attempting to hide something in the backseat of the vehicle, the arrest report said.

After arresting Evans for driving on a revoked license Owens along with Officers Rick Ford and Odell conducted a search of the vehicle.

Inside the car officers found a metal container with approximately 50 grams of white powder identified as ephedrine. In addition, a number of lithium batteries were also discovered.

Neither Evans, Williamson or a second passenger, Robert W. Evans, 26, of 159 Tartown Hollow Lane, claimed ownership of the items found inside the car, which are all used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Estel Evans was arrested and charged with driving on a revoked license and promotion of meth manufacture. Williamson and Robert Eveans were also arrested and charged with promotion of meth manufacture. All three are scheduled to appear in court on Friday.