TOP PHOTO: La Follette Police Sgt. Noah Riggs (left) and Sgt. Melissa Phillips bag meth that was allegedly found in one of the floor mats of the car.
By Charlie Hutson
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The sight of a woman slumped over the wheel of a parked car drew the attention of La Follette Police Officer Anthony Mahar. Mahar was on routine patrol Monday around 6 pm passing by the Main Street Shell when he saw the woman at the outer pumps of the Shell. See the full photo gallery from Charlie Hutson HERE.
Mahar pulled over and attempted to awake the woman, identified as Marissa Wallace, and it allegedly took several attempts before she finally awakened. LPD Officer Mallory Campbell assisted Mahar as the officers found Wallace behind the wheel of the red Nissan with the engine running, in gear, with Wallace’s foot on the brake.
Campbell and Mahar removed Wallace from the car, and she was not steady on her feet according to the report. Wallace failed a field sobriety test and was taken into custody.
Officers discovered over 100 syringes along with schedule II, III and V controlled substances. Other drug paraphernalia was also located inside the car.
(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/25/2022-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON)