Crimetracker: Hawkins Co. deputies arrest fugitive and seize drug paraphernalia

HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office arrested a wanted fugitive and seized drugs and guns from a home.

On Tuesday night, officers responded to a home on Poplar Drive in order to arrest Kevin Lee Turner, 28. Turner was indicted in Virginia on the criminal charges of Distribution of Marijuana, Drug Sale on or Near a School or Library and Child Abuse.

After taking Turner into custody, officers found drug paraphernalia lying in plain view throughout the home. Officers then obtained a search warrant.

Deputies found 12 ounces of marijuana in the home, which had been individually packaged into multiple baggies.

Narcotics officers also recovered a Rossi .22 Caliber Rifle, additional paraphernalia, such as glass pipes, drug ledgers, an assortment of plastic baggies, an assortment of ammunition, as well as an additional small baggie of marijuana.

Turner was placed in custody on the below listed criminal charges and is currently being held without bond due to the pending State of Virginia criminal charges.

1.) Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver
2.) Maintaining a Dwelling Where Narcotics are Housed or Sold
3.) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
4.) Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony

Turner’s father, Fredrick Carl Turner and girlfriend, Christina Jo Kohr, we also in the home and issued citations for simple possession of marijuana and released.


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