The HCSD Narcotics Unit reported finding approximately five pounds of marijuana in a November 23 raid on a Highway 70 residence in which a man and woman were arrested. Photo courtesy of HCSD.
By Bill Grubb
Staff Writer (firstname.lastname@example.org
A pair of weekend drug raids by the Hawkins County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Unit resulted in the arrest of six people.
Based on a tip from a confidential informant officers arrested four individuals who were allegedly selling drugs in front of a convenience store on West Main Street.
Justin O. Brown, 18, 60 Moon Stone Park, Mohawk, was charged with possession of marijuana.
Tony A. Wright, 18, 452 Hickory Cove Road, was charged with possession of schedule VI drugs (marijuana) for resale and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Randy White, 19, 955 Speedwell Road, was charged with possession of schedule VI drugs (marijuana) for resale and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jonathan D. Bradley, 22, 229 Holston Street, was charged with possession of schedule II drugs (methamphetamine) for resale.
According to arrest warrants officers with the narcotics unit received information Sunday four white males were reportedly selling drugs from two vehicles, a black Honda and a gold Pontiac Sunfire.
The warrant states at approximately 4:15 p.m. officers found Brown, Wright and White, along with a female who was not charged, in the store parking lot.
During a search of the vehicles officers reportedly found several plastic bags containing a substance identified as marijuana as well as scales and rolling papers.
Bradley's arrest warrant states he was located at approximately 5 p.m. walking on West Main Street near Rogan Street.
Authorities reportedly found five small bags containing a powder, believed to be methamphetamine, hidden inside an open pack of cigarettes.
Brown, Wright and White were released after posting a $500 bond while At press time, Bradley remained in custody in the Hawkins County Jail with bond set at $5,000.
The HCSD also conducted a raid Sunday at a residence located at 301 Highway 70 North.
According to authorities, officers found approximately five pounds of marijuana, 207 Valium pills, scales, pipes, rolling papers, a pistol and approximately $640.
Charged in this incident were Jason R. Frazier, 23, 131 Henard's Chapel Road and Erin B. Lawson, 20, 301 Highway 70 North.
Frazier and Lawson face charges of possession of schedule VI drugs (marijuana) for resale, possession of schedule IV drugs for resale, possession of legend drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Both have been released from the Hawkins County Jail with bond set at $10,000.