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Hawkins K-9 helps deputies locate two pistols, pills and meth

Jeff Bobo • Jan 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County man is facing multiple felony charges after the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office’s  K-9 Bak helped locate two pistols, meth and other drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop Monday.

Shortly after 11 p.m., HCSO Detective Gary Lawson conducted a traffic stop on Highway 11-W at the Arrowhead Market just west of Rogersville.

Bobby Lee Barker was a passenger in the vehicle.

Lawson said that during the investigation he observed Barker, 37, 123 N. Brummit St., Rogersville, to be very nervous.

Deputy Wesley Seals and Bak responded to the scene. 

Bak reportedly “alerted” on Barker, after which a pat-down was conducted. Officers allegedly located a loaded Kel-Tec 9 mm pistol in his front waistband and a loaded Davis Industries .22 Magnum Derringer in his left jacket pocket.

Seals also allegedly found in Barker’s sock a baggy which contained a small amount of meth, several gram-size baggies, digital scales, spoons with white residue, a glass pipe with white residue and three pills: carisoprodol, oxycodone and alprazolam.

Barker was arraigned Wednesday in Hawkins County Sessions Court on charges including possession of meth with intent to deliver, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, simple possession of Schedule II narcotics, two counts of simple possession of Schedule IV narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.

As of Thursday, Barker was being held in the Hawkins County Jail on $20,000 pending his next court date on Feb. 13.

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