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Heroin, Pills Seized During Sevierville Traffic Stop

Heroin, Pills Seized During Sevierville Traffic Stop

A traffic stop by a Sevier County Sheriff’s Office K9 officer on Sunday resulted in numerous drug charges for one man.

Deputy Cowden pulled over a Chevy truck traveling on W. New Era Road in Sevierville just after 9 a.m. on June 26, 2016 and after speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, he deployed his K9 partner Cross. During an exterior sweep of the vehicle, K9 Cross indicated a positive alert. Officers then searched the vehicle and driver, identified as 61-year-old Billy H. Gibson, and found 26 small bags of heroin totaling 12 grams, along with 5 Morphadone pills, 37 Oxycodone pills and 70 Gabapentin pills.

Gibson was charged with driving on a revoked license, 2 counts of drug possession without a prescription, 1 count possession of a schedule I narcotic and 2 counts possession of schedule II narcotic. He was booked into Sevier County Jail under $80,000 bond and has a hearing set for August 19 in Sevier County General Sessions Court.

All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

About Candice Fitzgibbons

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