LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A call of a “man standing in the middle of the road screaming” came in to E-911 Dispatch just before 7 pm on Saturday.

Campbell County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tosha Tackett located Anthony Dow Sammons in the middle of the 200 block of Camp Ridge Road. The sergeant said Sammons appeared very jittery and was speaking with extremely slurred speech.

Anthony Dow Sammons, 24, was booked into the Campbell County jail for the 12th time based on jail records.

Tackett asked Sammons if had anything illegal on him, and he allegedly replied “he had needles in the waist band of his pants.” The sergeant found an Altoids can on Sammons during the routine pat down, and Sammons told her, according to the report, that “he did not know what was in the can.” Tackett found a white crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine in the can.

The 24-year -old Sammons, 4415 Pound Creek Road, La Follette, was arrested for the 12th time according to jail records. He is charged with with possession of a schedule II controlled substance and PI (public intoxication).

A March 9 court date is set for Sammons who remains housed in the Campbell County jail this morning on $5,500 bond.

Based on jail records, Sammons has been arrested a total of three times in January. Each arrest included a charge of PI (public intoxication). (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/12/2021-6AM)