Several drug arrests

A Tazewell man is facing numerous charges and is behind bars after being arrested by Middlesboro Police.

Conan David Smith, 37, was arrested by Officer Barry Cowan on Thursday and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, giving an officer a false name or address and served a bench warrant for court.

According to the arrest citation, Cowan observed the vehicle Smith was in cut another vehicle off as it switched from the slow lane to the passing lane. The driver of the vehicle, Shannon J. Smith, 37, of New Tazewell, Tenn., was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence and no operator’s/moped license.

The citation states Cowan approached the passenger side of the vehicle and noticed a needle on the floor board next to Conan’s feet. Cowan asked Conan to step out and asked him his name. Conan replied Anthony Smith. When Cowan asked his date of birth, Conan replied 3-24-80 and when Cowan asked his age he replied 34, no 36. Conan was unable to produce identification and was placed in the back of the patrol car.

The citation further states that a search of the car resulted in a small black baggie being located in the passenger floor board near the needle. Other items found in the vehicle were scales, a small bag containing lithium ion batteries and a camouflage wallet containing Conan’s identification and Social Security card.

In other police news, Jackie M. Good, 24, of Middlesboro, was arrested on Tuesday by Middlesboro Police Officer Jeremiah Johnson and charged with theft by unlawful taking under $500/shoplifting, second-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and second-degree possession of a controlled substance.

According to the arrest citation, Good — who is also known as Jackie Marie Roberts, along with Devin Alan Jones, 22, of Middlesboro, took an Element flat screen television out of Bill’s Market without attempting to pay for it. Jones is charged with theft by unlawful taking under $500/shoplifting, second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, resisting arrest, two counts of tampering with physical evidence and drug paraphernalia.

The arrest citation states when Jones fled from police despite being directed to stop several times. Jones tossed pill bottles with tablets and paraphernalia inside while he was attempting to flee.

According to the officer, while Jones fled on foot Good left the attempted traffic stop while he chased Jones. Good had a small baggie with a white powder substance found inside a ring box inside of her purse. Good also had a white round tablet with a half moon on her possession and she and Jones attempted to destroy it while in the backseat of Johnson’s patrol car. Jones also had several pieces of filter.

Marcus Johnson, 28, of Ewing, Va., was also arrested on Tuesday. Johnson was served four bench warrants and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

According to the arrest citation, Johnson had a backpack that contained the ingredients for the manufacturing of methamphetamine. The ingredients found included cold packs and lithium batteries. Johnson also had paraphernalia — needles, syringes and a small baggie with white residue that field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Reach Reina P. Cunningham at 606-302-9091.

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