Drug arrests made
Posted: Monday, July 5, 2010 2:36 pm
The Messenger, July 5, 2010
Two men have been arrested and charged for drug-related offenses in separate cases over the weekend.
Jack William McKenzie III, 24, of 900 Vaughn Road, in Tiptonville, was arrested on Saturday after an incident at the Hospitality House.
At around 4 a.m., Union City police responded to a disturbance at the local business, located 1221 West Reelfoot Ave., Union City. Officers located McKenzie, who was “very unsteady on his feet and had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage,” according to the report.
He was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
While at the Obion County Law Enforcement Complex, the booking officer found four bags of a green leafy substance in McKenzie’s pants. He was then charged with introduction of a contraband in a penal institution.
Also on Saturday, a Dyersburg man was arrested at the local Burger King.
When officers responded, they found Jeffey Ty Hicks, 31, of 706 Tibbs St., passed out at the wheel of his Nissan pickup truck, which was running at the time, according to the report.
The officer turned off the truck and woke Hicks, who was reportedly hard to understand when he spoke and had trouble standing unassisted.
Hicks told the officer he had not been drinking, but had taken three Xanax earlier. While performing a search, a syringe with a small amount of an unknown liquid was located in McKenzie’s pocket and a metal container with three pills was on his key ring. The pills were taken to the emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City, where they were identified as diazepam 10 mg.
McKenzie was charged with public intoxication, possession of Schedule IV drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.