Lafollette Man Facing Drug Charges Following Local Traffic Stop

Huntsville, TN (2009-12-29) A Christmas Eve traffic stop in Huntsville resulted in drug charges against a Lafollette man.

Homer S. Ivey, 42, of Lafollette has been charged with drug possession and evading arrest following a Christmas Eve traffic stop in Huntsville.  While following up on a call of a possible drunk driver in the Huntsville area, Deputy Brad Stephens of the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, reportedly found Ivey, who was driving the vehicle reported by the caller, parking in front of a Huntsville business.  As Deputy Stephens approached, Ivey reportedly pulled on the highway, traveling west on Baker Highway.  Upon discovering he was being followed, Ivey reportedly pulled abruptly into the parking lot of another Huntsville business.

Sgt. Gary Sexton, who had likewise responded to the call, along with Stephens approached the vehicle.  As Sgt. Sexton interviewed Ivey, who was driving the vehicle, Stephens began gathering information from two passengers in the truck.  At some point, Ivey allegedly ran from the scene, attempting to elude authorities.  Deputy Stephens gave chase, catching Ivey a short distance from the scene.

While searching Ivey, Stephens, along with Deputy Marvin Buttram allegedly found several pills, including Methadone, Alprazolam (Xanax), and Roxicodone.

Ivey was charged with possession of schedule II and schedule IV controlled substances and evading arrest.

Prior the holiday, several persons were also arrested by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department on theft charges:

Charles Ray Arnold, 52, of Oneida was arrested on December 20, 2009 for allegedly taking several items from Family Dollar Store in Huntsville.  Arnold was charged with theft of property;

On December 21, 2009, Bobby Kenneth Monroe, 28, of Helenwood was arrested for allegedly taking several items from the Family Dollar Store in Huntsville.  Monroe was charged with theft of property, possession of a schedule III controlled substance, and public intoxication.

Joshua Eric Terry, 24, of Oneida was arrested on December 22, 2009 for allegedly taking food items from D.J. Pit Stop in Fairview.  Terry was charged with theft of property, conduct involving merchandise; and,

Amanda Kay Garrett, 27, of Oneida was arrested on December 22, 2009 for allegedly taking a welder from a Patterson Lane home and pawning it at Winfield Pawn.  Garrett was charged with theft of less than $500.