JACKSBORO, TN  (WLAF) – Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Crpl. Gary Jeffers responded to a call about an auto burglary at an Ivey Hollow Road home on the afternoon of May 15.

When Jeffers arrived, he found a male later identified as William Dennis Odum, standing in the driveway of a home. Odum allegedly said he was there to get his battery charger  he had left on the property. During a pat down of Odum, for safety reasons, Jeffers retrieved two baggies of white powder believed to be methamphetamine with a combined weight of approximately 1.4 grams from his right pocket, according to the report from the sherriff’s department. Odum allegedly said the methamphetamine did not belong him, but that he had picked it up from of the homeowners’ cars and did not know what it was.

When Jeffers spoke to the homeowner, she said  she had seen Odum pull into her driveway and get in both of her vehicles and begin removing various items such as tools and load them into his truck in her driveway. She continued he had thrown a black tool box into the cab of the truck when the officer arrived. Jeffers saw the tool box in the passenger seat of the truck and also saw in plain view a glass pipe in the center console. When asked about the toolbox, Odum allegedly admitted to removing it from the homeowner’s vehicle.

Odum allegedly appeared to be under the influence. Allegedly, Odum admitted that he had driven his truck to the woman’s home and drank one beer.

Odum, 48, 643 Ivey Hollow Road, LaFollette is charged with auto burglary, theft of property under $999.99, possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He remains housed in the Campbell County Jail this morning on a $20,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, May 28.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/23/2019-6AM)