Left to right: William Gowin, Tessia Leonard, Gregory Hicks, Nicole Baumgardner

Four people were arrested during a Monday traffic stop on West Elk Avenue in Elizabethton after a Carter County Sheriff’s deputy noticed people in a vehicle next to him smoking from a glass pipe.

The deputy pulled the vehicle over and questioned the driver and passengers. Three of the passengers admitted to using methamphetamine, and the driver was discovered to have a revoked license. The deputy also recovered the glass pipe and a bag of methamphetamine.

20-year-old Tessia Leonard, 24-year-old William Gowin, and 27-year-old Nicole Baumgardner were arrested and charged with possession of Schedule II and drug paraphernalia. 33-year-old Gregory Hicks was also arrested and charged with driving on a revoked license.

Leonard, Baumgardner, and Gowin are all being held in the Carter County Detention Center on $27,000 bond each. Gowin has an additional $433 cash bond for a failure to appear charge. Hicks is being held on a $500 bond.