Sixty-three grams of methamphetamine were thrown out of a car window and two patrol vehicles were hit during a police chase that started in Clinton and ended in Rocky Top on Sunday, July 30, authorities said. The vehicle occupants also threw out about one-half gram of heroin, and the car they were in almost hit two Anderson County patrol vehicles head-on, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said.
That afternoon, THP Trooper Isaiah Lloyd tried to stop a black Honda sedan for failure to yield the right of way and a turn signal violation at the intersection of State Route 61 (North Charles G. Seivers Boulevard) and Longmire Road in Clinton, near the Clinch River and Anderson County Detention Facility, according to affidavits filed in Anderson County General Sessions Court in Clinton.
The 1992 Honda Accord had cut off a red pickup truck at the intersection, Lloyd said.
But the car refused to stop after he activated his emergency equipment, Lloyd said.
While the Honda was traveling down Longmire Road, the car occupants threw two items out the window, according to Lloyd:
- a baby formula can that contained a jar with about 63.93 grams of methamphetamine, and
- a black metal box that contained a set of scales, 0.53 grams of heroin, and multiple plastic bags.