JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Late last Friday morning, Campbell County Sheriff’s Det. Sgt. Gary Jeffers saw a black Pontiac G6 fail to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Poplar Lane and Clear Lake Drive. Jeffers checked the registration on the vehicle and learned the tag on the car belonged to a 2004 Nissan Maxima, according to a report from the sheriff’s department.
When Jeffers stopped the Pontiac and spoke with the driver, Tyler Darrell Rains, Rains was unable to provide a valid vehicle registration or proof of financial responsibility. Rains was asked to step out of the car and speak with Jeffers. Rains was asked if he had any guns, knives or syringes on him prior to pat down and he reported he did not, according to the report.
During the pat down, Jeffers felt what appeared to be a hypodermic syringe and plastic baggie in his right front pocket. When Rains was questioned about what was in pocket, he allegedly reported it was marijuana and an uncapped syringe.
Rains, 20, 354 Clear Lake Drive, Jacksboro was charged with traffic control device, violation registration law, violation of TN financial law, driver’s license law, possession of schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Rains, unemployed, was arrested for the fifth time based on jail records. He is due in court tomorrow. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/26/2021-6AM)