ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Police in Hawkins County are cracking down on drug use at a city park.
On Thursday, officers in the Hawkins County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit were conducting surveillance of Rogersville City Park. While on watch, they spotted a black car that appeared suspicious.
The Sheriff says they could smell burning synthetic marijuana, so they looked inside the car. Officers found a purple container of synthetic marijuana in "plain view," which had four packages of the substance.
The two men inside the car, Jordan Tramill and Salvador Miller, were arrested and charged with possession of Salvia Divinorum-A (synthetic marijuana) and littering.
Both Tramill and Miller will be back in court on November 14 for a hearing.
The Sheriff's Office says the surveillance efforts will continue, and along with the Rogersville Police Department, they are working to eradicate the drug activities to make the park a safer place.
Anyone caught buying or selling drugs on the property will be charged with violation of the Tennessee Drug Free School Zone Act.
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