ROGERSVILLE — Finding what is believed to be methamphetamine is bad enough, telling a deputy you injected some will definitely end up in a trip to jail. Jacob Kyle Robinson, 19, 627 Old Stage Road, Surgoinsville, was arrested on charges of possession of Schedule II drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence, violation of registration, violation of financial responsibility and promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine. Hawkins County Deputy Kenneth Ferguson reported that on December 14 he found a Honda Civic, with the engine still running but the male driver apparently “passed out,” at the Surgoinsville car wash. The driver, identified as Robinson, was described as “very disoriented and had very bloodshot eyes” and was described as unsteady on his feet. “Mr. Robinson stated that he had shot up some meth,” Ferguson noted in his report. After Robinson reportedly gave the deputy permission to search his vehicle, Ferguson wrote that he found a clear plastic bag containing a white “chalky substance believed to be methamphetamine,” “I also found a vile with a liquid substance believed to be methamphetamine prepared to inject,” the deputy reported, adding that he found several needles, a straw and a razor blade. After being transported to the jail, Robinson was interviewed by a narcotics officer. According to a second arrest report, Robinson “voluntarily gave a statement that he had traded pseudoephederine pills to a friend of his for 1/2 gram of methamphetamine.” Robinson allegedy told officers that he had been using meth for approximately two years and “traded pseudo for meth since he started using it.” The report notes that authorities were able to determine the man had been purchasing pseudoephederine since March 2011.
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