Last Thursday, Campbell County Deputy Nathaniel Bostic went to assist another officer at an accident on Glade Springs Road. Bostic was assisting with traffic control when he approached a vehicle that was stopped.
When he approached the vehicle, he allegedly detected the strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver, identified as Dakota Roark, was asked if he had consumed marijuana. Roark allegedly said no and then said he had consumed marijuana two hours prior, according to the report.
When asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle Roark allegedly admitted to having a gram of marijuana in the glove box. Bostic watched Roark as he leaned over and opened the glove box, where he saw a small plastic baggie with a green leafy substance inside. Allegedly, Roark said he had about a quarter of an ounce of marijuana inside the glove box. Bostic retrieved two plastic baggies from the glove box and sent them to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for testing.
Roark was given field sobriety tests and asked on a scale of one to 10, one being completely sober and 10 being the most impaired/high he had ever been. He replied he would be a two and a half.
Roark, 25, 219 Powell Lane, Speedwell is charged with possession of schedule VI-controlled substance and driving under influence (DUI). (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/28/2019-6AM)