NEWPORT— A Clinton, Tenn. woman was arrested after she was found in possession of a large quantity of drugs on Friday, Aug. 16.

Newport Police Patrolman Paul Weber was dispatched to Walmart concerning drug activity on Friday. Upon arrival, he spoke with the caller, Stephen Robison, who said Kayla Burgess, 28, Clinton, picked him up from the Anderson County Jail earlier that day and she drove the two to Newport to see her boyfriend.

Robison advised that when he learned that Burgess was in possession of drugs, he called law enforcement because he did not want to be around it.

A subsequence search of the vehicle revealed a tin can that contained 44.19 grams of methamphetamine, another baggie of .55 grams of heroin, drug paraphernalia, and an array of pills that were identified as Gabapentin, Alprazolam, and Oxycodone.

According to the report, officers also searched Burgess’ backpack where they found a notebook that contained a record of names and addresses along with a record of transactions.

Burgess was arrested and charged with possession of schedule I, possession of schedule II (two counts), possession of schedule III, possession of schedule V, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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