Susan Abbott and Zachary Justice Abbott
Susan Abbott and Zachary Justice Abbott

Mother Son jailed for Drugs in Washington County, TN

According to Sheriff Ed Graybeal, Investigators have arrested Susan Abbott, age 51; and Zachary Justice Abbott, age 19; both of 1322 Heritage Lane East, Jonesborough. These arrests resulted from an ongoing drug investigation by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, which led to the acquisition of a search warrant. This search warrant was served by the Washington County Special Weapons and Tactics Team after information was discovered that there were firearms in the home.

Susan Abbott was charged with: Maintaining a Dwelling Where Controlled Substances are Used and Sold, Tampering with Evidence, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after Investigators recovered numerous items of drug paraphernalia including Bongs, pipes, digital scales, containers, hypodermics, etc.; throughout the home. While the search was ongoing Susan Abbott attempted to hide a glass pipe containing Marijuana residue.

Zachary Justice Abbott was charged with Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Simple Possession, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after Investigators discovered a switchblade knife, items of drug paraphernalia and Marijuana in and around his room. Investigators also seized 3 firearms from the home.

Both were taken into custody and were transported to Washington County Detention Center where they are currently housed.

Both Abbotts are currently on probation for other criminal offenses.

Susan Abbott's bond was set at $61,000 and she will be arraigned at 0900 on the 16 April 2012.

Zachary Justice Abbott's bond was set at $3,000 and he will have arraignment at the same time.

This investigation is ongoing and more charges are pending.