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Updated: Deputies report finding large haul of prescription pills after driver flees Kingsport Hwy. traffic stop

Staff Report • Feb 27, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Deputies found a large amount of prescription drugs after catching up with a driver who fled a traffic stop on Kingsport Highway on Thursday afternoon, resulting in two arrests, Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal said in a news release.

Harrison B. Williams, 20, 105 Providence Road, Jonesborough, and Amber N. Crawford, 20, 570 Bank Drive, Fall Branch, were arrested following the incident on Kingsport Highway near Oak Grove Road about 3 p.m.

Deputy Kenneth Harless tried to stop Williams' vehicle after seeing Williams and Crawford drive by without their seat belts on, but Williams sped away. Harless finally stopped the car on Oak Grove about a half mile down the road and arrested Williams for evading arrest, according to a court document.

Deputies brought in a police dog, and the dog alerted them to the passenger door. Inside the car, the dog alerted deputies to the center console, where they found a clear plastic bag containing 100 white Xanax tablets. Harless also found a pill bottle with Williams' name on it containing Suboxone, Xanax and clonazepam, according to the court document.

Williams was charged with felony evading, possession of schedule IV drugs for resale, simple possession and a seat belt violation. His passenger, Crawford, was charged with possession of schedule IV drugs for resale and a seat belt violation.

Both were jailed in the Washington County Detention Center and arraigned Thursday in Sessions Court. Williams' bond was $20,000. Crawford's bond was $10,000.

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