A pillow in the back window of a swerving car was only the first sign for deputy Jeremy Myers to make a traffic stop off of Towe String Road.
John Charles Riggs, 35, of Jacksboro, was sitting in the driver’s seat and acting strangely as the deputy approached, said Campbell County Sheriff Gary Perkins.
Riggs allegedly told Myers there was no narcotics in the vehicle and gave permission to search, said Perkins.
The search revealed a container of drug paraphernalia and several items used to manufacture methamphetamine, according to Perkins.
A weapon was also recovered from the vehicle, police said. Riggs allegedly had within his reach a knife over 16 inches long, said Perkins.
The traffic stop, which happened last Thursday around 6 p.m., netted the arrest of Riggs and the passenger in the vehicle.
The passenger, Erica Elaine Trett, 25, of Lake City, was cooperative during the stop but was arrested for similar charges.
Riggs was charged with promotion of meth manufacture, possession of schedule II controlled substance, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to maintain control of vehicle and possession of prohibited weapon.
Trett was charged with promotion of meth manufacture, possession of schedule II controlled substance, felony possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of prohibited weapons.
Both were still being held at the county jail with a bond of $5,000 on Tuesday.