LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A call of a suspicious vehicle sent Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Phillips to the Food Lion parking lot on Nov. 12. When he arrived, he noticed a white Jeep Grand Cherokee parked in the parking lot after hours around midnight. At this point, the driver of the vehicle put the car in drive and started to drive around in the parking lot when he saw Phillips. A quick check of the vehicles tag revealed they belonged to a Ford Ranger. Phillips initiated a traffic stop and discovered the vehicle was occupied by three white males and one white female.
When Phillips contacted the driver and told him he stopped him for a registration violation, the driver told Phillips that he did not have a valid driver’s license and identified himself as Billy Daugherty, according to a report from the sheriff’s department. Dispatch advised Phillips that Daugherty was unlicensed. Daugherty told Phillips the vehicle was not registered, and he did not have insurance on the vehicle. Phillips then attempted to identify the three passengers in the vehicle. The front passenger, a female said she did not have any identification, but told Phillips her name was Dawn Seiber. The two males in the back seat had identification that identified them as Dustin Daugherty and Jonathan Durham.
Phillips asked the individuals inside the vehicle what they were doing in the parking lot, each person gave a different story. Phillips, Officer Cory Lawson and the LaFollette Police Department searched the vehicle and found a round mirror and two scales that had crystal like residue on them suspected to be methamphetamine. Several clear bags and a small clear glass container with crystal like substance thought to be methamphetamine were also in the vehicle. A small bag containing several smaller clear bags was in the glove box on the passenger side. A small bag with a brown and black granular substance believed to be heroine was also found. Billy Daugherty allegedly told Phillips the items in the vehicle belonged to him, according to the report. A small bag of crystal-like substance weighing approximately .93 grams likely to be methamphetamine was on the back seat where Dustin Daugherty was sitting. Phillips found an Altoids tin with a cut straw and a black card with crystal like substance on them on the back floorboard where Dustin Daugherty had been sitting based on the report.
Billy Joe Daugherty, 27, 732 Linn Street, Clinton, is charged with possession of schedule II-controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, no driver’s license, violation registration law and violation of TN financial law.
Dustin Allen Daugherty, 31, 1363 Laural Road, Clinton, is charged with possession of schedule II-controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/20/2020-6AM)