LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A 2001 silver Dodge pickup was traveling east on West Central Avenue on Aug. 26 around 5 pm when LaFollette Police Officer Isaiah Lloyd noticed the driver wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. Lloyd stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver, identified as Gregory Hugh Walden.
During the traffic stop Lloyd learned that Walden was driving on a revoked license and had five prior driving on revoked charges. He was unable to provide current insurance or registration for the vehicle. When Lloyd checked the registration on the vehicle, he learned the tag displayed on the vehicle belonged to a 1994 Ford Ranger. While Lloyd was speaking with Walden, he noticed there was an insulin syringe in plain view and Lloyd asked if he was diabetic to which he replied he was not, according to a report from the LaFollette Police Department.
The vehicle was searched and 6.2 grams of a green leafy substance suspected to be Marijuana was found along with several insulin syringes. Inside the center console of the vehicle were three sets of electronic scales along with multiple used syringes.
Walden, 52, 903 Perkins Lane, Jacksboro was charged with driving on revoked/suspended (6th offense), possession of schedule VI controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, seatbelt law, no insurance and failure to register vehicle/obtain title. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/05/2023-6AM)