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Street Crimes Unit Rounds Up Dozens of Alleged Drug Dealers

Street Crimes Unit Rounds Up Dozens of Alleged Drug Dealers

Local law enforcement began making arrests on Thursday after a Sevier County Grand Jury returned presentments on more than sixty alleged drug dealers resulting from an undercover narcotics investigation.

The Sevier County Street Crimes Narcotics Unit, a task force made up of officers from each of the local departments, conducted the 8-month undercover operation dubbed “Déjà Vu.”

Officers from Sevier County Sheriff’s Office; police departments of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg; U.S. Marshals Service; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; and Tenn. Dept. of Corrections hit the streets at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 to round up the suspected drug dealers. By the end of the day, officers had located and arrested nineteen suspects and were searching for thirty more facing drug charges. Fifteen suspects were already in custody in local jails on unrelated charges.

During the arrests and searches, officers seized stolen property, illegal narcotics, several weapons and approximately $6330 cash from the suspects. Officers also arrested several other individuals for various crimes and outstanding warrants.

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

At press time, the department reports arrests of the following people:

 Defendant      Charge/Bond  Address
Darrick Whaley 3 counts sale & delivery schedule II / 1 count sale & delivery counterfiet substance – $10,000 bond Sevier Co Jail
Shelby Brooks Sale & delivery of schedule II / 2 counts sale & delivery schedule III $7,500 bond 137 Byrd Drive, Kodak
Jason Rakes 4 counts sale and delivery of schedule I / 1 count sale and delivery of counterfiet controlled substance – $20,000 bond 407 West Laurel Road, Gatlinburg
Misty Maggard Sale & delivery of schedule II in a drug free zone – $7,500 Sevier Co Jail
Steven Dean 2 counts sale & delivery schedule III / 2 counts of conspiracy to distribute / 2 counts of controlled substance – $5,000 bond Sevier Co Jail
John Gouge 4 counts sale & delivery schedule II / 2 counts sale & delivery of counterfiet controlled substance – $15,000 bond Sulivan Co Jail
Aldair Gomez Sale & delivery of counterfiet controlled substance / sale & delivery of schedule II in drug free zone / 2 counts sale & delivery schedule II, schedule I – $15,000 bond Sevier Co Jail
Jeremy Kantz 4 counts sale & delivery schedule II / 1 count sale & delivery of counterfiet controlled substance / conspiracy – $15,000 bond Sevier Co Jail
Patrick Cody 2 counts sale & delivery in a drug free school zone / 1 count sale & delivery schedule II – $15,000 bond Sevier Co Jail
Amber Kinton Sale & delivery schedule II – $5,000 bond 578 Old Stage Road, Dandridge
Crystal Gregory 4 counts sale & delivery schedule II / sale & delivery of counterfiet controlled substance – $10,000 bond
Tiffany Rayfield 2 counts sale & delivery of schedule II, 2 counts counterfeit – $25,000 bond 404 West Laural Road, Gatlinburg
Joseph Todd Shultz 4 counts sale & delivery of schedule II school zone / 2 counts conspriacy to distribute / sale & delivery of schedule II / driving on revoked driver license – $20,000 bond Sevier Co Jail
Steven Williams 3 counts sale & delivery of schedule II – $7,500 bond 1015 Bull Hill Road, Sevierville
Gary Lee Ogle Sale & delivery of schedule II – $7,500 bond 732 West Casey Drive, Sevierville
Jared Matthews Sale & delivery of schedule II / 2 counts of theft under $500 – $7,500 bond 179 Fairgarden Road, Sevierville
Anthony Curtis Webb 3 counts sale & delivert schedule II – $10,000 bond 2629 Big River Overlook Drive, Sevierville
Kevin Jr Williams 2 counts sale & delivery of schedule III – $7,500 bond Sevier Co Jail
Ricky Joslin Possession of schedule I with the intent to sale in a drug free zone schedule I, schedule II/ simple possession of schedule VI, schedule II – $15,000 bond 206 Two View Drive, Pigeon Forge
Mary Jones Possession of schedule I with the intent to sale in a drug free zone sch I, sch II/ Simple Possession of Sch VI, Sch II – $10,000 bond 206 Two View Drive, Pigeon Forge
Krista Hamby Chapin Sale & delivery of schedule III   – $5,000 bond 4346 Grindstone Ridge Road, Sevierville
Christine Cantrell Sale & delivery of schedule II – $5,000 bond 2969 Big River Overlook Drive, Sevierville
Virginia Wilbourn Sale & delivery of schedule II school zone – $7,500 bond Sevier Co Jail
Sumer Venetz Sale & delivery of schedule II – $5,000 bond 921 Priscilla Lane, Pigeon Forge
Jacob E. Campbell Sale & delivery of schedule II in a drug free school zone / sale & delivery of schedule II – $10,000 bond Homeless
Kristopher D. Bradley Sale & delivery of schedule IV – $2,500 bond 1812 Longview Drive, Sevierville
Brittany Myers Sale & delivery of schedule II – $5,000 bond 616 Lethco Way, Pigeon Forge
Herb Littlecreek 3 counts sale & delivery schedule I / 3 counts sale & delivery counterfiet controlled substance – $15,000 bond
Steve White 2 counts sale & delivery schedule I / 2 counts sale & delivery schedule II / 3 counts sale & delivery counterfiet substance – $15,000 bond Sevier Co Jail
Zachary Ward Sale & delivery schedule II – $15,000 bond Blount Co Jail
Matthew Tipton Sale & delivery of schedule II – $5,000 bond Sevier Co Jail
Anthony Yezel Sale & delivery of schedule I in a school zone / sale & delivery of schedule II / sale & delivery of counterfiet controlled substance – $50,000 bond TDOC
Melinda Ann Matthews Sale & delivery of schedule I school zone – $20,000 bond Sevier Co Jail

About Candice Fitzgibbons

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One comment

  1. So glad they’re getting these drug dealers.