Police seize pills from couple passed...

Police seize pills from couple passed out in stolen car

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“Not all who wander r lost”

Since: May 08

Boone Docks TN

#1 Feb 2, 2010
http://timesnews.net/article.php...

SURGOINSVILLE — The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office reported seizing a large cache of pills Monday from a man and woman found passed out on morphine in a stolen Buick in the Surgoinsville Dollar General store parking lot.

About 6 p.m. Monday, HCSO Sgt. Tony Allen was dispatched to the Surgoinsville Dollar General on Highway 11-W on a complaint of a man and woman sleeping in the parking lot.

Upon his arrival, Allen observed a female in the driver’s seat and a male passenger with a syringe in his hand. The couple appeared to be asleep, and Allen stated in his report that the syringe contained a clear liquid.

Allen stated in his report that there was other evidence in plain view, including a tin can on the console with a blue liquid on top. On the dash was another syringe and a blue pill later identified as morphine, Allen said.

The couple were identified as Amanda Lee Lemka, 19, 215 Stanley Valley Road, Lot 3, Rogersville, and James Emery Arnold Jr., 26, 1366 Webster Valley Road, Rogers- ville.

“I made contact with the female and woke her up,” Allen said.“She appeared to be extremely intoxicated. I placed her in custody.”

Allen added,“In her pocket I found an empty Diazepam medication bottle with the name taken off of it and an aspirin bottle that smelled of rubbing alcohol.”

Lemka reportedly told the deputy that the alcohol was for cleaning syringes.

Allen stated that when he woke up Arnold he appeared extremely intoxicated as well.

Arnold allegedly had a pill bottle in his pants pocket containing 15 Soma pills and half of an Alprazolam pill.

In the glove box Allen reported finding 50 oxycodone pills, 45 and three halves of Alprazolam, and a blue pill believed to be morphine.

The vehicle, a 1991 Buick, was also found through a computer check to be stolen.

Lemka and Arnold were each charged with possession of stolen property, two counts of possession of Schedule II narcotics for resale, possession of Schedule IV narcotics for resale, possession legend drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and public intoxication.

They remained lodged in the Hawkins County Jail on Tuesday with arraignment set for Feb. 22.
i hate it

United States

#3 Feb 3, 2010
Goog greif! what is happening in hawkins!
Answer

Johnson City, TN

#4 Feb 3, 2010
i hate it wrote:
Goog greif! what is happening in hawkins!
Drugs...the system letting the losers right back out to keep on....wonder how many empty beds are in the new jail
Carlie

Jonesborough, TN

#5 Feb 3, 2010
Throwing a drug abuser in jail is completely stupid. It does no good. I have had bouts with drugs for the past decade, but Ive worked thru it spending over 10,000 USD seeing a suboxone Doctor for 2 and half years, so you're calling me a loser? Elizabethton isnt far. Drug users that want help cant F******. Also, the new jail hit capacity as soon as it opened, dumba**...
forrest

South Pittsburg, TN

#6 Feb 3, 2010
This girl's myspace profile states that she's expecting a baby... I searched "Lemka", and found a profile which belonged to a girl, first name amanda, 19 yrs. old, rogersville, but there wan't a pic of her. Her "status" stated that she is ..."so happy to be expecting 'her' baby!" If this is true, she needs serious HELP. And that baby needs to be protected!
forrest

South Pittsburg, TN

#7 Feb 3, 2010
And to "Carlie", your ISP Location doesn't necessarily mean that you live in that area. I don't live in Elizabethton, yet that is my ISP location. The ISP location depends on your ISP. Gosh!
Me Neither

United States

#8 Feb 3, 2010
You cannot force people into rehab either. I have seen people get thrown into jail and swear they will get help if someone will bail them out...You want to believe them, you hope this time will be different! It's not. Drug rehabilitation has to be something sought by the user. Not by the people who care about or love them, no matter how hard we try! Jail is an alternative that keeps people who work hard for the things they have to be able to keep them from these theives that steal everything in sight to support their habit. The way I see it, people will shoot them one day for stealing, or they can be sitting in jail where I know they are safe...out of harms way, that their own lifestyle has put them in...
Why Not

AOL

#9 Feb 3, 2010
Carlie wrote:
Throwing a drug abuser in jail is completely stupid. It does no good. I have had bouts with drugs for the past decade, but Ive worked thru it spending over 10,000 USD seeing a suboxone Doctor for 2 and half years, so you're calling me a loser? Elizabethton isnt far. Drug users that want help cant F******. Also, the new jail hit capacity as soon as it opened, dumba**...
Jail is mainly used for punishment to wake you up to the fact your life is off track. Another reason is to protect the public at large. I will pay more for more properly built jails if to cuts down on the crime here. The key is to get yourself in a rehab program and stick with it. That means no hanging with your druggie friends or relatives. That means expecting doctors will prescribe you addictive drugs even after you tell them you can't them. Some doctors just don't listen. You have to know what every drug you put in your body will do to you. Just because a doctor says take this doesn't mean you should. Thanks to the state of the economy everyone is fighting for help. If you want to change you will fight harder. I found that out when I needed help and the clinic doctors were burnt out. My only other alternative was die or kill someone. I kept looking for help until I found it. Keep looking until you find the help you need. It's out there.
goon

Kingsport, TN

#10 Feb 3, 2010
good grief
For the love of nursing

United States

#11 Feb 3, 2010
Stupid is as stupid does.
OH MY

Kingsport, TN

#12 Feb 4, 2010
forrest wrote:
This girl's myspace profile states that she's expecting a baby... I searched "Lemka", and found a profile which belonged to a girl, first name amanda, 19 yrs. old, rogersville, but there wan't a pic of her. Her "status" stated that she is ..."so happy to be expecting 'her' baby!" If this is true, she needs serious HELP. And that baby needs to be protected!
I hope that if it is true that she IS pregnant,I hope DHS steps in and takes this poor innocent baby away from her. I can only hope the baby isn't born addicted or even birth defects if the girl doesn't care anymore than this for her unborn child. She has overdosed several times and is no fit person to bring a innocent baby into her life. She isn't even capable of taking care of herself.
Curious

Kingsport, TN

#13 Feb 9, 2010
Just heard this on WRGS this morning.It's about time this couple were caught!I hope they can't lie and narc their way out of this one!Karma is a wonderful thing.
amazed

Dandridge, TN

#14 Feb 9, 2010
Curious wrote:
Just heard this on WRGS this morning.It's about time this couple were caught!I hope they can't lie and narc their way out of this one!Karma is a wonderful thing.
Don't know any thing about this couple but when Karma bites you in the ass,you won't even have a hole left. You just heard about this,WHATEVER,you posted on this before and you post on alot of others because you always say something bad about someone,never anything good.And no i am not taking up for what these two done,don't know them,don't need to know them.But for you to talk about karma,now that's funny right there.

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