CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – A tip about drug activity sent officers to 221 Abilene Circle, Caryville on Nov. 9.

Caryville Police Officer Daniel Garret and Jacksboro Police Officer Savannah Allen arrived at the home and spoke with David Simpson who stated he was the homeowner but allegedly denied any drug activity at the residence. Simpson told the officers they could come in and search the home.

While searching Simpson’s bedroom, Garrett found two cut off straws commonly used as “scoop straws” for meth. Simpson told Garrett that he had a set of digital scales under the mattress for weighing out his marijuana. While recovering the scales, Garrett noticed a lock box on a desk in the bedroom, when questioned about it, Simpson said he didn’t have a key for it. While Garrett was searching a small bathroom off the bedroom, he turned around and saw Simpson open the lock box, according to a report from the Caryville Police Department. As Garrett approached, Simpson shoved his hands into his pockets. Garrett retrieved an open pill bottle along with an empty plastic bag from Simpson’s pocket. As Simpson stepped away from Garrett, he noticed him drop something on top of the dresser into a pile of folded clothes. Garrett found the item and discovered it was bag of meth weighing 1.39 grams. Also, inside the lock box was a meth pipe and $400.

As Garrett was attempting to arrest Simpson, he bucked up and pulled his arm away. Garrett then pushed against Simpson who was still trying to get away from him. While Garrett was fighting with Simpson, Officer Allen came in and assisted with placing Simpson under arrest.

Simpson, 37, 221 Abilene Circle, Caryville is charged with possession schedule II meth with intent to sale or deliver, felony possession drug paraphernalia, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, tampering with evidence and drug free school zone enhancement. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/15/2019-6AM)