Traffic stop in Rogersville yields large cache of meth, three arrests

Jeff Bobo • May 8, 2020 at 5:00 PM

ROGERSVILLE – A traffic stop on Wednesday evening in Rogersville, that started as a report of alleged narcotic trafficking near Cherokee High School, resulted three arrested and the confiscation of 9.1 grams of meth.

Around 6:25 p.m. on Wednesday, deputies with the Hawkins County Sheriff's office were dispatched to the apartment complex at 2930 Route 66S, across the highway from Cherokee High School, on a report of possible narcotics trafficking.

HCSO Cpl. Mark Harrell stated in his report that when he arrived at the apartment complex he observed David Charles Gatewood, who he knew to have a revoked driver’s license, driving a silver Honda Accord that was exiting the parking lot heading north toward Rogersville.

Harrell conducted a traffic stop on the Honda on Route 66 in Rogersville near the KFC restaurant and discovered there were two passengers in the vehicle with Gatewood – Summer Dawn Good and Joshua Lee Worley.

Gatewood reportedly gave Harrell permission to search the vehicle, at which time a silver metal container was located on the floorboard that had a baggy inside with 1.8 grams of meth.

Good was also allegedly found in possession of a zip-lock baggy containing 7.3 grams of meth, which she stated belongs to Gatewood.

Harrell stated in his report that neither of the three admitted to ownership of the meth, and all three were charged.

Worley, 38, 183 Housewright Hollow Road, Surgoinsville; and Good, 35, 2930 Route 66S, Rogersville, were each charged with possession of meth with intent to deliver and violation of the Tennessee Drug free School Zone act.

Gatewood, 55, 106 Builders Lane, Rogersville was charged with possession of meth with intent to deliver, violation of the Tennessee Drug free School Zone Act, driving on a revoked license and driving while in possession of meth.

All three are scheduled for arraignment on Monday in Hawkins County Sessions Court.

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