According to a press release, Sheriff Gary Parsons has reported an early morning traffic stop has resulted in the arrest of two individuals on multiple drug charges. On June 29th, Lee County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Rouse observed a maroon Honda Accord swerving across the center lines several times. When Rouse pulled the vehicle over and spoke with the driver, Glenn Adam Hilliard of Kingsport Tennessee, he noticed that his speech was slurred and his eyes were bloodshot. After three different failed field sobriety tests, Hilliard stated that he had been smoking marijuana and methamphetamines earlier that day.
Deputy Rouse, along with Lt. Todd Jones did an inventory of the vehicle and charged Hilliard with driving under the influence of drugs, distributing a schedule I or II drug, 2 counts of possession of a schedule I or II drug, possession of marijuana, 3 counts of possession of a schedule III drug, and possession of controlled paraphernalia.
The vehicle’s passenger, 30 year old Vincent Ray Tester of Bristol TN, was also arrested and charged with multiple drug-related offenses. It was later found that Tester was wanted in Bristol, VA for an assault charge. Both men were given no bond and their arraignment was set for July 1st.