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911 calls shed light on Zachary Adams' drug problem

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is calling the man charged with murdering and kidnapping Holly Bobo a meth addict. While it's unclear if that had anything to do with her death, Channel 4 News has uncovered 911 calls that shed more light on Zachary Adams' drug problem.

The 911 calls expose what the people who love Adams have been dealing with for many years, as the drug profoundly impacted Adams and those around him.

In May 2012, Adams' grandfather, Dick, called for police help, saying Adams was "wild again."

Moments later, Decatur County dispatch received a second call for help from the same address. This time, it was Zachary Adams on the line.

"Um, yes, I need an officer here at 260 Adams Lane," he said. "Dick, he done choked, put his arms around my neck."

The dispatcher asked who was involved.

"This is Zach and Dick. He's been ranting and raving this morning. He's been choking me this morning. And I ain't trying to hit him. He's just acting a fool," Zachary Adams said.

Ultimately, investigators charged Zachary Adams with domestic assault as well as possession of meth and drug paraphernalia.

"I know what he wants me to do. He wants me to hit him so he can put me in jail. I ain't gonna do that," Zachary Adams said in the 911 call.

It's unclear whether Zachary Adams was on meth at the time of that call in May 2012, but it is clear, at the end of it, he is erratic.

And in front of a group of lawmakers discussing the meth epidemic on Tuesday, TBI Director Mark Gwyn brought up Bobo's murder.

"I worked one of the first methamphetamine-related murders back into the 90s, where a guy kidnapped two young men, tortured them for seven days, killed both of them, threw them off into Center Hill Lake," Gwyn said. "Fast-forward to 2014, and I thought in my career that would be the only time I would ever see anything like that."

The Adams family tells Channel 4 News they've been pressured by the TBI to not comment on anything.

At this point, they feel stuck between a rock and a hard place.

However, they asked us to remind everyone that they're well aware of Zachary Adams' drug problem and don't condone it.

The 911 calls came from an incident that happened two years ago and have nothing to do with the Bobo case.

A TBI spokeswoman would only say Wednesday that Adams is a meth addict and there is no confirmation that Adams was using meth at the time of Bobo's kidnapping and/or murder.

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