JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Complaints of narcotic overdoses involving Fentanyl-laced Marijuana sent Campbell County Sheriff’s Detective Sergeant Gary Jeffers looking for the source. Through prior investigations and intercepting electronic communications, Jeffers learned that Reginald O’Dell Smith was delivering large amounts of Marijuana and possibly Cocaine to the Jellico area.
Jeffers learned through intercepted electronic communication that Smith would be delivering a large amount of Marijuana and possibly Cocaine to the McDonald’s parking lot around 6 am on Wed., March 23, according to a report from the sheriff’s office. Jeffers learned the man would possibly be driving a Chrysler Town and Country Minivan with Georgia registration or a 2008 Toyota Scion with Georgia registration.
Sergeant Joe Hopson and Jeffers conducted surveillance on McDonald’s from the overpass on US Hwy 25W when the saw a 2008 Toyota Scion with Georgia registration pass their vehicle. Hopson then saw the vehicle improperly change lanes without using a turn signal then pull into the parking lot of McDonald’s and circle back around the parking lot. The vehicle was driven by a man identified as Reginald Odell Smith who pulled into the drive-thru lane. At this point Jeffers initiated a traffic stop based on the improper lane change and information gathered previously.
Smith was detained while Lieutenant Travis Bostic deployed his K-9 who alerted on the vehicle. The vehicle was searched and approximately 8.7 pounds of a green plant-like material believed to be Marijuana was discovered.
“It is my goal to arrest every drug dealer that comes into our county,” said Sheriff Robbie Goins. The sheriff goes on to say that “If you plan to bring drugs into Campbell County, know that we will pursue justice to the fullest extent of the law when it comes to protecting our citizens.”
Smith, 50, 333 Whitney Lane, McDonough, GA is charged with mfg/del/sell controlled substance, improper lane change and failure to give signal. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/31/2022-6AM)