LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – LaFollette Police Officer Zack Daugherty saw a silver Dodge truck traveling west on Jacksboro Pike around midnight on Fri., Sep. 15. Daugherty saw the headlights on the vehicle turn off on two different occasions. He stopped the vehicle for a light law violation and spoke with the driver identified as Brett Franklin Viles.

Officer Daugherty discovered that Viles driver’s license was revoked due to DUI and an active arrest warrant from Anderson County. Daugherty had Viles step out of the vehicle along with the front seat passenger identified as Michael Lee Jones. When Jones was asked for his name he gave the officer a false name. During a search of Jones, a needle was located with a clear bag that contained an off-white powder substance believed to be Oxycodone, according to a report from the LaFollette Police Department.

Daugherty saw an uncapped hypodermic needle and syringe laying on the floorboard where Jones was seated. In the back seat was Samantha Brooke Marlow who was asked to step out of the truck. A warrant check revealed that Marlow had a warrant out of Anderson County. A search of the vehicle revealed a set of digital scales, empty baggies and post-it notes. Inside Marlow’s purse were several pieces of cotton with residue on them as well as three post-it notes containing a residue consistent with the oxycodone found. A green baggie was located on the driver seat containing suspected crushed oxycodone.

Viles, 42, 836 Hillvale Rd, Andersonville was charged with possession of schedule II controlled substance and driving on revoked/suspended.

Jones, 48, 4959 Old Hwy 63, Caryville, was charged with possession of schedule II controlled substance and criminal impersonation.

Marlow, 31, homeless, Jacksboro was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and a hold for another agency. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/25/2023-6AM)