The Hamblen County narcotics unit started early Monday morning before sunrise picking up suspects. And it's a big drug bust. In all, they have 102 charges on 60 people.
It's called operation pills kill two. Hamblen County deputies knocked on doors rounding up suspected drug dealers. Lt. Chad Mullins says, "We're arresting for meth, oxy, hydros, cocaine and marijuana."
Investigators also confiscated crack cocaine and guns. They found one gun stolen out from Lenoir City. Deputies have put a lot of work into the case. They've tracked these suspects for more than a year.
Lt. Chad Mullins says, "We have a horrible drug problem. We see pill abuse most common."
Neighbors watched as officers surrounded the houses and took the suspects into custody. They tell us they're glad investigators are getting them off the streets. Michael Keister says, "Drugs are a big problem in Morristown. If they're going to get drugs off the street, they're going to have to get a bigger jail. If they do them, they need to pay the crime."
These are the names of the people they've arrested so far:
Wendy Jefferson, 26 of Morristown
Harold Williams, 42 of Philadelphia
Jonathan Spicer, 42 of Philadelphia
Lawrence Wells, 42 of Morristown
The following have been arrested today on Drug Indictments
Donna Fleenor, 51 of Morristown
Christopher Peters, 21 of Morristown
Jerry Mitchell, 64 of Morristown
Ryan Gibson, 25 of Morristown
John Massey, 40 of Morristown
James Emmerick, 50 of Morristown
Stephanie Schafer, 48 of Morristown
Carla Rogers, 35 of Morristown
John Cody Russell, 22 of Morristown
James Hale II, 61 of Morristown Father
James Hale III, 36 of Morristown Son
Christy Smith, 26 of Morristown
Ben King, 26 of Morristown
Timothy Cline, 55 of Talbott
Joshua A. Moore, 31 of Morristown
Kathy Potter, 50 of Morristown