BULLS GAP - A complaint
concerning a possible drug deal in a Bulls Gap businesses parking lot sent four individuals to jail
Monday on drug-related charges, although one suspect made a brief visit to the hospital because he
hid the evidence in a body cavity. Ryan Andrew Allen, 23, 356 Wahoo Drive,
Kingsport, was charged with possession of a Schedule II drug (oxycodone).
Kendra Deann Wade, 39, 691 Chadwick Drive, Apartment 4, Kingsport, was charged with sale and
delivery of a Schedule II drug (oxycodone). Richard Dion Rogers, 46, 356 Wahoo
Drive, Kingsport, and Patricia Ann Graham, 43, 1129 Birdwell Street, Kingsport, each face a charge
of sale and delivery of Schedule II drugs by criminal responsibility (oxycodone).
According to a report by Hawkins County Sheriff's Office Detective Jeff Hilton, on February
18 the HCSO Narcotics Unit received an anonymous complaint concerning a possible "drug deal"
involving a black 2002 Mercedes-Benz SUV and a gray 1998 Honda SUV in the Family Dollar parking
lot. The officers began surveillance and ultimately approached the two
vehicles, with Rogers and Wade in the Honda and Allen, Wade and another man, who was released,
in the Mercedes-Benz. Authorities also identified Allen as Rodgers'
step-son. The suspects reportedly said that Rogers had paid for Wade to
visit what authorities describe as a pain clinic in Georgia and receive a prescription for the
medication and then the Kingsport resident returned to Bulls Gap to get the prescription
filled. During the investigation, however, officers could not locate the
missing pills. "During a later interview with Mr. Allen, he told narcotics
officers that he had concealed the (80) oxycodone pills inside a body cavity as narcotics officers
approached. Due to the high potential for a lethal overdose, Mr. Allen was immediately
transported to the Hawkins County Wellmont Emergency Room in order to have the pills properly
extracted by a physician," a HCSO press release stated.
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