James Harold Brassell

Betty Jane Crutchfield

(Smith County Insider Press)—The Smith County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Kendra Grisham received a report about two suspicious individuals in the area of Conditt Hollow Lane in Elmwood, Tennessee. James Harold Brassell (38, Gainesboro) and Betty Jane Crutchfield (34, Alexandria) were arrested on drug charges as a result of Sergeant Grisham’s investigation.

According to the police report, when Sergeant Grisham made contact with Brassell and Crutchfield, they were sitting on a rock beside the roadway. They informed the officer that they were waiting for a ride. 

Sergeant Grisham then conducted a pat-down search on both individuals. According to the police report, 2 hypodermic syringes and a small plastic cap containing a crystal-like substance that field tested positive as methamphetamine were found on Brassell’s person.

Additionally, 4 hypodermic syringes, 2 of which contained a clear liquid substance, were found inside a zippered pouch of Crutchfield’s bag. 

Brassell and Crutchfield admitted that the substance inside the syringes was methamphetamine and that they had used the syringes to inject the drug intravenously.

Crutchfield and Brassell are each charged with one count of possession of methamphetamine and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use.