Caldwell Finds Drug Charges

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Three people went looking for a man on Gassaway Road recently. One came back in a patrol car facing drug charges.

On September 27 at approximately 8 a.m., Deputy Eric Moss was contacted by Sheriff Darrell Young and told to respond to 10888 Gassaway Road where he and Investigator Anthony Young were located.

Sergeant Randy Neal and Deputy Moss arrived on the scene and at that time Deputy Moss observed a gray Chevrolet Blazer parked in front of the residence which belongs to Shiney Gibbs.

Gibbs informed officers that she heard a truck pull into her driveway and the occupants just sat there. Gibbs stated that she then heard the occupants get out of the vehicle and they informed her they were looking for Hunter Pugh. Gibbs said she told the two males and one female who got out of the vehicle that Pugh did not live there.

Gibbs said a few minutes later, someone tried to push her door open and she went to the Gassaway Store so that she could see the tag on the vehicle. Gibbs stated that her son was inside the residence when one of the three individuals tried to come inside. She said she then called the police.

Deputy Moss then spoke with David Dowell, the owner of the Blazer occupied by the tree individuals. He asked Dowell if there were any narcotics in the vehicle and Dowell said he was not aware of any.

Deputy Moss ran the K-9 deputy around the vehicle and the K-9 alerted to to the odor of narcotics in the vehicle and a search was performed. Located inside were four Xanax pills, one Loratab pill in a plastic bag along with a syringe and hypodermic needle found by the passenger seat.

Dowell stated that he, Randy Caldwell and Rhonda Goff drove to 10888 Gassaway Road to find Hunter Pugh and that Caldwell was the one who asked him to give him a ride to find Pugh. Dowell said the drugs in the vehicle did not belong to him and that he knew Caldwell used drugs. Dowell said Caldwell liked pain pills and that Caldwell was the person who put the pills and needle in his vehicle.

Goff had an active warrant in Warren County and Sheriff Young transported her to the county line to turn her over to Warren County deputies.

Caldwell, of 324 Pine Grove Rd., Smithville, was placed under arrest and transported to the Cannon County Jail where he was booked on charges of simple possession of a Schedule II drug, simple possession of a Schedule IV drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bond was set at $6,000. Initial court date is Nov. 1.
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