On Monday, March 15, 2021, at 4:58 p.m., Adair County Sheriff’s Deputy Derek Padgett responded 14 miles south of Columbia around the Adair County/Cumberland County line, to investigate a suspicious person call.
Upon arrival, Deputy Padgett located a man who appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicating substance. He failed a series of sobriety tests, and upon his arrest, he was found to be in illegal possession of a quantity of controlled prescription narcotics.
Jeffrey Newland, 34, of Russell County, was arrested and lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail on charges of public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance.
The Adair County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation.