On January 25th, 2021 a buy bust led to a drug arrest at the Gordonsville McDonalds.
Sgt. Junior Fields conducted the buy bust on Mr. Sammy L. Qualls after he agreed to pick up crystal methamphetamine in Cookeville and bring it to the Gordonsville McDonalds. Upon his arrival, Sgt. Fields made contact with him and detained him during the investigation. A search revealed a bag with approximately 1.9 grams of crystal methamphetamine which had been cut. Qualls admitted to cutting the bag so that it would fit into his pocket. Further investigation revealed a set of digital scales and a used hypodermic syringe.
Qualls was transported to the Smith County Jail for processing and was found to have a warrant for his arrest out of Macon County for violation of probation on charges of possession of schedule I heroin.
Mr. Sammy Qualls was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with or fabricating evidence, and possession of methamphetamine.
Qualls is considered innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.