Jeffrey Newland of Russell County was arrested Monday on drug charges after Adair County Sheriff’s Deputy Derek Padgett responded to a call of a suspicious person south of Columbia, near the Adair County/Cumberland County line.
Newland, 34, appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicating subject upon Padgett’s arrival. He failed a series of sobriety tests and, when arrested, he was found to be in illegal possession of a controlled prescription narcotic.
Newland was arrested on possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication. He was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
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