KNOXVILLE, TN (WVLT) – The Knoxville Police Department has seized more than 300 grams of multicolored meth and heroin after responding to a report of a stolen vehicle, according to a police report obtained by WVLT News.
On December 27 at approximately 10:22 p.m., officers responded to 410 Merchant Drive in reference to the theft of a 2016 Black Kia Forte. Once at the scene, they found 40-year-old Jimmy Schori Haptonstall sitting inside a Kia.
Officers conducted a search, in which they found bags, a substance believed to be marijuana, and a pink glass tube in the center console and driver’s door.
Inside a backpack located in the front passenger seat, a box containing 326.2 grams of a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine, 10 grams of a brown substance believed to be heroin, and 14 grams of a leafy green substance believed to be marijuana Bags Two digital scales were found , a handgun, according to police officials.
A separate safety box is also found in the passenger seat. It contains 3.4 grams of purple powder believed to be heroin, 6 grams of brown powder believed to be heroin, 15.6 grams of white powder believed to be heroin, 5.8 grams of gray powder believed to be heroin, 11 Suboxone slides and an additional 15.8 grams Crystalline thought to be methamphetamine.
Officials said Haptunstall has a history of criminal activity dating back to 2010 with criminal convictions that included theft, theft and drug use.
The report stated that due to the packaging, police said they believed the Haptonstool Company was likely to sell and distribute the drug.
Haptonstall was charged with possession of more than 300 grams of meth, possession of illegal drug paraphernalia, two counts of firearm possession, Schedule I drugs, Schedule III drugs, petty possession, and two counts of theft.
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