Husband and wife arrested on drug free school zone charges

John Thompson • Apr 18, 2019 at 8:49 PM

ELIZABETHTON — A husband and wife are facing charges of violation of a drug free school zone following a traffic stop by deputies of the Carter County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday.

Deputies said they were on routine patrol around Hampton High School when they noticed a silver Toyota driven by Tabitha Jo Drummond, 34, with her husband, Justins David Drummond, 34, riding as a passenger in the car. The deputies said they knew that the Drummonds had several warrants issued for them recently. They said they had also received complaints that they were selling drugs in the Stone Mountain area.

The deputies conducted a registration check on the vehicle through the communications center and found the registration shown on the vehicle was supposed to be for a maroon Toyota. The deputies conducted a traffic stop in the high school’s parking lot. The deputies reportedly found that Mrs, Drummond’s driver’s license was suspended.

The deputies then searched the Toyota and reported finding a set of scales, a hypodermic needle, four individually wrapped packages of methamphetamine, a bag containing 11 pink oxycodone pills and other pills.

Tabitha Drummond and Justin Drummond were both charged with possession of a schedule II substance for resale and possession in a drug free school zone. Tabitha Drummond was also charged with driving on a suspended license.

Both are being held in the Carter County Detention Center. Justin Drummond is being held on $10,000 bond, and Tabitha Drummond is being held on $11,000 bond.

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