BY KEN LITTLE
Sheriff's deputies responding to a call Saturday about a sleepy couple inside the Creekside Market at 470 Camp Creek Road charged the pair with drug possession and other offenses.
Brian Scott Fillers, 41, of 135 Victoria Lane, Chuckey, "was passed out in his plate of food," according to a phoned-in complaint, Deputy Brandon Baskette said in a report.
Kayla Barnette, 20, of 1331 Mae Collins Road, Morristown, was seen leaving the market and was "unsteady on her feet" and showed other indications of drug use, Deputy Travis Hoxie said in a report.
Fillers was carrying a bottle of oxycodone that had 30 pills remaining from a 100-pill prescription filled on Thursday, a report said.
He also was carrying a metal container that contained a variety of pills, including morphine, Zolpidem, Alprazolam and tizanidine hydrochloride, a report said.
There were text messages on Fillers' cell phone that indicated drug transactions, a report said.
Fillers also attempted to leave the market after deputies arrived.
"I found that he had taken a syringe from his back pocket and threw it beside the building out of my sight," a report said. "[Fillers] was swaying on his feet, had slurred speech and seemed very drowsy."
Barnette also had text messages on her cell phone "related to drug transactions," the report said.
Found in her car were four syringes and three silver spoons.
Barnette was "unsteady on her feet" as she spoke to deputies, a report said.
Fillers was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, three counts of simple possession of a controlled substance, possession of a legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication.
Bond was set at $9,300, pending a first General Sessions Court appearance today.
Barnette was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication.
Bond was set at $5,300. Barnette's first scheduled General Sessions Court appearance was today.