Sergeant Junior Fields and Assistant Chief Jared Smith conducted a drug investigation in which Pamela Leach, 40 of Carthage, agreed to deliver a ball of methamphetamine in exchange for 60 Percocet pills to an unidentified individual. Upon arrival to a business in Carthage officers initiated a stop of the Chevy Malibu known to be driven by Leach.
Leach was immediately taken into custody. The front passenger, identified as Priscilla Steward, 46 of Gordonsville, was observed attempting to hide a baggie when officers ordered her to show her hands. She then placed the baggie in her mouth, pulled away from the officers and rolled on the ground. She continued to refuse to spit out the baggie while officers worked to get her into custody and in the back of the patrol car. Once in the car she spat the baggie onto the floorboard and indicated that she was ill.
EMS was notified. They responded and transported Stewart to Riverview Regional Medical Center. After being treated she was booked in and charged with resisting arrest, tampering with evidence, possession of methamphetamine, felony drug possession and possession of a controlled substance. She was released for future court dates with at $15,500 bond.
The backseat passenger of the vehicle, identified as Tommy Grimment, 56 of Milan, TN., was found to be in possession of a methamphetamine and a glass marijuana pipe. He was transported to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office and charged with schedule II possession. He was released without and bond for future court dates. Leach was also transported to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office. She was charged with possession of methamphetamine and released with a $25,000 bond to face future court dates.