Two jailed for theft, meth at local Walmart

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By Sam Smith

JACKSBORO—An alleged theft at Walmart in Jacksboro led to two men being arrested and charged with meth-related offenses.

Around 4 p.m. on Dec. 28, Walmart’s loss prevention agents called 911 after two males allegedly stole a universal key set valued at $10.47.

The suspects, Travis Michael Robertson, 25, of LaFollette, and Roger Lee Young, 21, of Caryville, were stopped by Jacksboro Police Officer Mike Caudill near McDonalds.

Caudill, as well as Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Matt Wasson reportedly saw a one-pot methamphetamine lab as well as other meth-making components in Young’s Jeep Cherokee.

The Jacksboro Fire Department, Campbell County’s Emergency Management Association and more officers arrived to secure and decontaminate the area.

Robertson faces charges of theft under $500, two counts of initiation of procedure intended to manufacture methamphetamine, outstanding violation of parole warrant, child support attachment, possession of a schedule II substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. This is Robertson’s 31st arrest in Campbell County..

Young has been charged with one count of initiation of procedure intended to manufacture methamphetamine and operation of a vehicle without registration and insurance. This is Young’s fourth booking at the Campbell County Jail.