LaFollette drug raids net 9 arrests

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LAFOLLETTE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Two drug raids by the LaFollette Police Department resulted in the arrests of nine people.

The LaFollette Police Department's Drug Unit and Special Response Team raided two houses Friday. Officers identified homes at 367 Demory Road and 701 West Forrest as drug houses.

“Today’s raids along with the methamphetamine lab hit yesterday located at 311 West Avenue in LaFollette proved to be three (3) successful operations for the LaFollette Police Department. It is the continued goal of our officers to actively impact the drug activity within our community. Our citizens can expect that more operations like these will occur in the future,” Chief Bill Roehl told Local 8 News.

Investigators discovered 28 grams of crystal meth, oxycodone, suboxone, marijuana, and a large amount of drug paraphernalia at the houses.

The following people were taken into custody:

Nathan James McBride
Felony Poss. Drug paraphernalia/Possession schedule II

Maggie D. Kennedy
Drug paraphernalia/Possession schedule II

Angela D. Compton
Violation of Probation/ Drug paraphernalia

Everett L. Smith
Drug paraphernalia

Caleb Bolton
Drug paraphernalia

Wayne E. Byrd
Capias Bench Warrant/ Drug paraphernalia

Melba J. Wilson
Outstanding warrants/Drug paraphernalia

Gary Leach
Poss. Sch. II for resale/Poss. Sch. II/Poss. Sch. III/Poss. Sch. VI/ Felony Drug paraphernalia

Joanne M. Davis
Poss. Sch. II for resale/Poss. Sch. II/Poss. Sch. III/Poss. Sch. VI/ Felony Drug paraphernalia