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Hawkins deputy finds two infants, meth and pot in stolen Volvo

Jeff Bobo • Aug 14, 2019 at 12:01 PM

ROGERSVILLE — Two infants were located in the backseat of a stolen Volvo late Saturday after police received a tip that a man wanted on multiple Hawkins County arrest warrants would be driving that vehicle near Stapleton Lane in Rogersville.

Around 11:47 p.m., Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Anthony Crosby located the 2006 Volvo, which was reportedly being driven by Dusty Logan Smith, 30, 140 Beck Lane, Bulls Gap, near Holston Hills Apartments on Stapleton Lane.

The front seat passenger was identified as Skylar Dawn Ramsey, 19, Greeneville, and two infant children were in the back seat.

Crosby stated in his report that a check through NCIC revealed that the Volvo was reported stolen in Greene County, and Smith was wanted for failure to pay child support and two failure to appear warrants.

Upon searching the vehicle, Cosby allegedly located a baggie of meth weighing 0.6 grams, a baggie of marijuana weighing 0.4 grams, three pipes, two cut straws with alleged narcotic residue, three sets of digital scales, and seven syringes containing a liquid substance suspected to be meth.

Smith was arrested on the pending warrants, and both Smith and Ramsey were charged with possession of stolen property, meth possession, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Monday, all charges were dismissed against Ramsey in Hawkins County Sessions Court, and Smith agreed to plead guilty to all charges.

On the theft and drug charges, he was sentenced to 30 days in jail, 11 months and 29 days on probation, and $4,388 in fines and fees.

On the failure to appear and child support charges, Smith received a consecutive sentence of 94 days in jail with release eligibility after serving 75 percent, and $1,538 in fines and fees.

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