Not wearing a seatbelt, landed a LaFollette man in jail.
Last Thursday, Deputy Nathaniel Bostic noticed George David Ledford wasn’t wearing his seatbelt. Bostic stopped Ledford and asked to see his driver’s license. A check of Ledford’s license revealed that it was revoked for failure to satisfy fines. Ledford and his passenger were asked to get out of the vehicle. At this time Bostic told Ledford his license were revoked. Ledford alleged that he didn’t know his license was revoked.
According to a report from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department, Bostic asked Ledford and his passenger if there was anything illegal inside of the vehicle. The pair appeared to be nervous and the passenger who was later identified as Cheyenne Nicole Jackson said she was on probation.
Bostic deployed K-9 Santo who alerted to the passenger side door. A search of the vehicle revealed an Altoids can inside a purse in the back of the van, along with several small baggies with a crystal-like substance inside. A small green pill was found inside a small baggie and inside a small black change purse was another baggie that contained a crystal-like substance. Also found was a black container with a large amount of clear baggies with a digital scale. Inside the driver’s side door, Bostic found a syringe.
Ledford, 28, 2448 Long Hollow Road, LaFollette is charged with possession of schedule II-controlled substance, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while revoked and seatbelt law. Jackson, 27, 150 McNerling Lane, LaFollette is charged with felony possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule II-controlled substance. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/13/2018-6AM)