LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – At 12:15am Monday morning, Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Grace Cross went to 1069 Knox Hollow Rd, LaFollette with a warrant in hand for the arrest of Jody Michelle Teague. When Deputy Cross arrived Teague’s son reported she was not at the home. However, Cross went into a camper where Teague was inside of the bathroom. According to a report from the sheriff’s department, Teague was refusing to come out of the bathroom for almost ten minutes. When she finally came out, she began stalling stating that she did not have a warrant.
Deputy Cross placed Teague under arrest and transported her to the Campbell County Jail. While being booked into the jail, Teague was asked if she had anything on her person, and she stated no. She also stated that she did not need to show her, because she had just used the bathroom beforehand.
A search of Teague revealed a pink tube with nine orange pills and one orange pill. The pills were believed to be Suboxone and Xanax. Teague allegedly reported that she was prescribed both medications. She continued that when she comes to jail, she gets sick because they don’t give her medicine after the search.
Jody M. Teague, 39, 379 Forks Grove Road, La Follette, was charged with theft up to $1,000, possession of a schedule III controlled substance and introducing or possession of contraband into a penal institution.
At last contact with the jail, Teague was being held on a $5,500 bond and is due in court on Nov. 15. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/27/2022-6AM)