Traffic stop results in DUI, drug charge for Tennessee woman


Drug court visit ends in incarceration

By Joe P. Asher - [email protected]



Rebecca Lane


A Tennessee woman is facing charges including drug possession and DUI after police allegedly observed her possibly hitting a guardrail with her car on U.S. 119.

Rebecca Lane, 22, of Bristol, Tennessee, was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Lewis.

According to a press release, Lane was operating a vehicle that was observed by a Bell County Sheriff’s Deputy weaving across the roadway and possibly hitting the guardrail. The vehicle was stopped on U.S. 119 at Dayhoit. Upon further investigation several pills were discovered in the vehicle.

The citation states police found a blue capsule (believed to be Vyvanse, a medication prescribed for ADHD) in an improper bottle, which Lane told police belonged to her son. Two white pills suspected to be Xanax were also found. Lane was read implied consent and submitted to a blood test.

Lane was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, prescription controlled substance not in proper container and first- and third-degree possession of a controlled substance. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.

Lewis was assisted in the arrest by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Charles Bailey and Bell County Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick Brooks. The case remains under the investigation by Lewis.

In other police activity:

• Joseph Bourgeous, 57, of Columbus Ohio was arrested by Deputy Travis Freeman on an indictment warrant on Wednesday. Bourgeous was indicted for first-degree promoting contraband, first-degree possession of controlled substance, third-degree possession of controlled substance, illegal possession of a legend drug, tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia and prescription controlled substance not in proper container. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond;

• Bobby J. Vaughn, 47, of Harlan, was arrested on Wednesday by Harlan County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Matt Cope. According to a press release, Vaughn was arrested when Cope was conducting a home visit with Harlan County Drug Court personnel at Vaughn’s residence on KY 72. During the visit, police found a pill, needles and marijuana. Vaughn was charged with possession of marijuana, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.

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Rebecca Lane
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Drug court visit ends in incarceration

By Joe P. Asher

[email protected]

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