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Man goes from meth registry to buying cold medicine

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By Damon Lawrence

Mack Edward Carroll was allegedly buying pseudoephedrine less than a week after being placed on the state’s Meth Offender Registry.
That’s illegal, according to a warrant Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Steinmann filed against him in July.
The warrant charged Carroll with promotion of methamphetamine manufacturing.
Steinmann also charged Carroll, 31, with violating the Meth Offender Registry.
Carroll was placed on the registry on Jan. 14. He allegedly purchased pseudoephedrine at Walgreens on Jan. 29 and at Walmart on April 19. He’s also accused of buying pseudoephedrine on Jan. 20 at a Walgreens in Blount County.
Pseudoephedrine, a decongestant in many cold- and allergy-relief medications, is a key ingredient in meth-making.
Carroll was arrested by Harriman police on Oct. 1. He also faces charges of aggravated assault, vandalism and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The aggravated assault and vandalism charges stem from an incident that happened in July. Carroll allegedly beat Geneva Sargent in Ten Mile.
He’s accused of spitting on Sargent, kicking her in the head, beating her with his belt and kicking her window out. Deputy Robert S. Childs Jr. took out the warrants in that case.   
Carroll, who has a Sweetwater address, is scheduled to appear in court next month.
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A woman allegedly showed up to Kingston City Court impaired on Oct. 1.
Officer Jerry Singleton charged Serena Elaine Yeager with public intoxication.
According to Singleton’s report, Yeager appeared to be nodding off in the courtroom.
“I asked her to step out into the hallway and talk to her,” the report said. “While talking to her she stated that she was taking doctor ordered pain pills.”
Singleton said Yeager, 38, performed “badly” on field sobriety tests.