LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Missing headlights put James Franklin Norris under a spotlight earlier this month. On Mon., Jan. 4, Campbell County Sheriff’s Sgt. Josh Jeffers saw a vehicle on Cedar Creek Road without two operating headlights.
Jeffers stopped Norrris on Sugar Hollow Rd for violating the light law. Norris then pulled into his driveway at 213 Easter Lane, LaFollette when Jeffers was notified by Campbell County 911 that the vehicle registration displayed on the vehicle was reported stolen. Norris was then detained for possession of a possible stolen vehicle. When police conducted a routine safety pat down for weapons, Norris said allegedly said he had two knives on him, according to a report from the sheriff’s department. After locating the knife in Norris’s front pocket, Jeffers found a small, clear bag containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. In clear view of the car, Jeffers also located a clear round container with the same substance.
While assisting in the search, Deputy Jordan Huskey located a clear rectangle container with four sections. Three sections contained the same leafy green substance and one section contained six oval pills stamped with G13, believed to be a controlled substance Gabapentin, and a clear bag with a white powdery substance, thought to be cocaine. Campbell County 911 also confirmed Norris was driving with a revoked driver’s license and had no current insurance.
Norris, 49, 896 Glade Springs Road, LaFollette is charged with possession of a schedule II-controlled substance, possession of a schedule V controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of marijuana, driving while revoked (4th offense), theft of property under $999, violation of the registration law, violation of TN financial law, and violation of the light law. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/15/2021-6AM)