Sheriff Tim W. Guider

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Loudon County
Sheriff's Office

12680 Hwy 11 W Suite 1
Lenoir City, TN 37771

Office: 865-986-4823
Records: 865-986-1770
Fax: 865-986-3621

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On February 7, 2014, at approximately 3:30 AM, a Loudon County Sheriff's Deputy noticed a Dodge Challenger cross the fog line several times while traveling south on I-75 in Loudon County. The vehicle exited at Exit 76 and the officer initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of Sugar Limb Rd and Hotchkiss Valley Rd. He made contact with the driver, identified as Jennifer Leigh Kendrick, age 30, of Covington, GA. Ms. Kendrick stated to the officer she was having a medical emergency. An ambulance was dispatched to the location and cleared the driver medically.

Ms. Kendrick was then asked to perform a field sobriety test due to being very lethargic and unsteady on her feet. She agreed to the tests and could not complete any of them, telling the Deputy she had taken methamphetamine. K-9 Dante was deployed to check the outside of the car did alert to an odor of illegal narcotics. Ms. Kendrick admitted to methamphetamine being in the vehicle. Upon field testing the package it was determined that there was a one pound package of methamphetamine inside the vehicle. Kendrick was then arrested and transported to the Loudon County Jail. An additional search of the vehicle also found two loaded handguns, to which Ms. Kendrick admitted stealing, and a set of digital scales in the trunk.

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Deputy Chris Hutchens, K-9 Dante, Sgt. Jerramie Bowen

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K-9 Dante

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Kendrick is currently being held under a total of $77,000 bond in the Loudon County Jail

Released: Tuesday - Febuary 11, 2014

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