Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Drug Citation Issued After Search
A Texas man, who was reportedly enroute to "Bristol by way of Dallas" was cited on drug possession charges in Cookeville after police were notified of a man slumped over the wheel of a pick-up truck. Thomas Walker Oates of Arlington, Texas, was awakened by Lt. Ken Sircy and told police that he had run out of gas, so he had stopped at the Exxon Station on South Willow Avenue, where he ultimately fell asleep. Oates had no trouble completing a field sobriety test, but a search of his vehicle turned up a bottle of suspected methadone in the center console. Police say Oates also allegedly admitted to having a problem with abusing prescription pills. He was issued a citation and released.