LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Campbell County Deputy Tosha Tackett was in route on the night of Dec. 2 to assist another officer when she saw a car driving dangerously.
Tackett saw a gold Chevy Malibu driving in the same direction as she was, cross the double yellow line numerous times. The car suddenly swerved back to the right side of the road and eventually nearly striking a rock embankment, the report said.
Tackett stopped the Chevy. She along with Deputy Jeff Allen contacted the driver of the vehicle identified as Shelley Anne Keith. When asked for her driver’s license, she handed the deputies a Tennessee Identification only card. A check of Keith’s license revealed a revoked driver’s license.
Tackett noticed hypodermic syringes in the top of a black purse on the console between the driver and passenger seats, according to a report from the sheriff’s department. She was asked to step out of the vehicle and was questioned about the syringes. Keith allegedly stated she was diabetic. The syringes found were accompanied by a spoon that appeared to be burned on the bottom and small pieces of cigarette filter stuck to the top of the spoon with a white residue. Keith allegedly said “she did not have any knowledge of what was on the spoon or why it was with her syringes in her purse.” Upon removing the syringes and spoon from the purse, Tackett found an eyeglass case containing a glass pipe with what appeared to be residue and ashes. Keith allegedly told Tackett that the pipe was what she used to smoke marijuana.
Shelley Anne Keith, 40, 1011 Kyle Street, LaFollette is charged with failure to maintain lane, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while revoked. This was Keith’s 23rd arrest according to jail records. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/18/2020-6AM)