Cops shut down another Knoxville business

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Knoxville police shut down a bar after drugs, including cocaine, were found inside.

Police boarded up the little red barn, known as "Martha's Place", on Rutledge Pike after showing a search warrant and then serving a nuisance injunction. Cops found cocaine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia inside.

They placed pieces of plywood over windows and doors and stapled public notices on the wood Tuesday afternoon.

Police also had a search warrant for the one of the bartender's house. There they found evidence of cocaine distribution and several firearms.

Knoxville police found cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the bar. A 20-year-old, Amanda Crawford, was charged for selling cocaine inside. Another woman was also arrested who had just purchased cocaine.

Knoxville police and the Knox County District Attorney's Office send a warning: if your business has drugs, you're next.


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  • by kara Location: knoxville on Sep 2, 2011 at 06:39 AM
    I think the police are doing a great job shutting these places down but I don't see what the point is shutting them down just to reopen them again! Kings market on texas I drive by it everyday and still see the same stuff going on!
  • by kara Location: knoxville on Sep 2, 2011 at 06:39 AM
    I think the police are doing a great job shutting these places down but I don't see what the point is shutting them down just to reopen them again! Kings market on texas I drive by it everyday and still see the same stuff going on!
  • by Rieco Location: Knox on Sep 1, 2011 at 09:59 AM
    They had it comming. Bye Oscar.
  • by Driver Location: Grainger Co on Aug 31, 2011 at 06:24 AM
    This place has alway been an eye sore! You have to be careful just driving down Rutledge pike in front of it because Idiots will pull out in front of you from there. Thanks for cleaning up Ktown!

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