MUGS: Cash, vehicles, weapons, seized in East Tennessee drug bust, 2 children in state custody

By: MIchael Grider Email
By: MIchael Grider Email

MADISONVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Three people are under arrest in Madisonville on drug charges, and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office says drugs, money, and guns were seized, and two children have been taken into state custody.

The Sheriff's Office says the Madisonville Police Department and the Sweetwater Police Department helped in the investigation into drug activity at a home on San Isidro Drive in Sweetwater.

Juan Gonzales (AKA Jose Gonzales) was reportedly seen selling cocaine from the house by an undercover officer.

He's charged with four counts of sale and delivery of cocaine, one count of possession for resale of cocaine, and one count of possession of a firearm in commission of a drug felony.

A female, Maria Corona Gonzales was also arrested and charged with conspiracy to sell and deliver cocaine.

A third suspect, Jose Jaime Mora Espinoza, was also arrested and charged wit conspiracy for the the sale and delivery of 1 to 10 pounds of marijuana.

A handgun, shotgun, two vehicles, and some cash were seized.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says immigration official will determine if the suspects can be deported for their crimes.


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