Man caught searching cars in parking lot

Robert Mills Jr Web

A Barbourville man was arrested and charged with numerous drug offenses, after he was caught looking into vehicles at the J&G Market parking lot in Gray Tuesday, Sept. 22.

According to the Knox County Sheriff’s Department, a caller called 911 and told dispatch there was a man in the store’s parking lot who had been looking inside his vehicle.

When Deputy Liford arrived he observed the man searching inside vehicles. During the investigation, Deputy Liford determined the man was under the influence of drugs, and he had in his possession two plastic bags containing a quantity of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine, Suboxone strips and drug paraphernalia.

Deputy Liford arrested Robert Mills, age 49, of Barbourville, charging him with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, Driving on DUI Suspended License 3rd Offense, Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance 2nd Degree, Prescription Controlled Substance not in Original Container, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Mills was also wanted on a Knox County Bench warrant for failure to appear on Driving on Suspended License and six other traffic related charges.

He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

Constable Reed Murphy assisted at the scene.