LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A La Follette man remains housed without bond in the Campbell County Jail this morning on multiple drug charges according to officials with the Sheriff’s Office.

The August arrest of 45 year old David J. Baird actually was triggered when La Follette Police responded to an overdose-in-progress call in the late afternoon of July 14. LPD Officer Zack Daugherty was the first officer on the scene in July at a home at 305 South 8th Street and learned that Baird had been performing CPR on an overdose victim, based on the officer’s narrative.

On that initial response, Officer Daugherty allegedly saw, in plain sight, on a shelf inside an open piece of furniture, a plastic bag containing a clear, crystal-like substance believed to be meth. The officer took the substance into evidence.

Police allowed Baird and the overdose victim to be transported to the La Follette Medical Center.

The substance Officer Daughterty discovered was weighed. The weight came out to .77 grams.

Baird was arrested by La Follette Police on Tuesday afternoon at his east side home and taken to the Campbell County Jail where he awaits a September 6th court date.

Charges levied against Baird include the possession, manufacture, delivery and sell of a schedule II controlled substance, meth. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/01/2022-6AM)