Stolen truck, drugs found after traffic stop in Blount County

BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Blount County Sheriff's Office announced three people were arrested after deputies conducted a traffic stop on Thursday morning in connection to a report on a stolen pick-up truck that was recovered in Monroe County.

William Roberts, 61, of Madisionville was arrested and charged with delivery of a schedule II controlled substance for resale. He is being held at the Blount County Correctional Facility on a $25,000 bond.

Wendy Lee Guardino, 43, of Maryville, was taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear in court on a previous charge. She is being held in the Blount County Correctional Facility on a $1,500 bond.

Joshua Clay Loflin, 41, of Maryville is in custody in Monroe County on a warrant for failure to appear in court in Monroe County. He is being held on Blount County warrants for theft of a motor vehicle over $10,000 and failure to appear in court on prior charges. He will be released to the Blount County Sheriff's Office after he faces his charge in Monroe County.

The sheriff's office said the incident began on Thursday morning at around 5:30 a.m. when deputies were notified about a stolen pick-up truck. A deputy was on the way to the call, BCSO says, when he saw a truck matching the description on West Lamar Alexander Parkway.

BCSO said the deputy tried to conduct a traffic stop and made contact with the individuals in the vehicle.

Officials said they seized 70 grams of crystal meth that allegedly belonged to Roberts.

Investigators said that Loflin had stolen the truck and had transported it to a residence in Madisonville.