Man Arrested After Claiming He Planned To Turn In Meth

Monday, June 24, 2019
by Jim Miller - Radio Greeneville News

A man who told police he had been holding onto methamphetamine to turn in for two days was arrested and charged Friday night.

A woman called police around 8:15 Friday night and said that 40-year-old Jimmy Hale was following her and would not leave her alone. Hale was found inside the Quick Stop Market on West Bernard Avenue and pulled out a blue zippered bag which he claimed to have found.

The bag contained a syringe and four plastic baggies which had a substance believed to be methamphetamine. Hale claimed that he had taken the bag from his home in the 100 block of Chapel Street two days earlier and planned to turn it into law enforcement. When asked why he did not turn it in, Hale reportedly said that he was still waiting to do so.

Hale was charged with possession of a schedule 2 drug and possession of drug paraphernalia, and will appear in court this morning.

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