Teens arrested on drug charges near Rogersville

Teens arrested on drug charges near Rogersville

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James Tessier was driving the vehicle. James Tessier was driving the vehicle.
Patrick Ryan was a passenger in the vehicle. Patrick Ryan was a passenger in the vehicle.

ROGERSVILLE (WATE) -  Deputies in Hawkins County arrested two teenagers after finding marijuana, scales, and rolling papers during a traffic stop on Highway 11-W near Far Side Drive.          

The sheriff's office says James Tessier and Patrick Ryan, both 18 years old, were pulled over for a broken taillight.       

Deputies say Tessier, who appeared to be under the influence, admitted to having marijuana in the car.     

Ryan then showed an officer even more pot, hidden under a seat.       

Ryan is free on bond Sunday night, but Tessier remains at the Hawkins County jail. Both are scheduled to be arraigned in January on several drug charges.

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