Man arrested in "significant" drug operation

Knox County Sheriff

Guns taken from a home at 5129 Ramsey Lane, Knoxville, TN after a drug arrest. (Source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Knox County Sheriff's Deputies say a significant drug operation has been taken down after a 4 month investigation lead them to a 65-year-old man.

On Thursday, deputies arrest Floyd Junior Hammond, 65, of Knoxville. Deputies say they found drugs, weapons, and stolen property at a home on Ramsey Lane.

"Well we consider this a significant operation." said Martha Dooley, spokesperson for the Knox County Sheriff's Office. "We've dealt with him for years, but he's had charges in other counties. He's been involved with drugs for a number of years we believe."

Deputies confiscated 123 Schedule III pills, multiple other pills, five shotguns, one rifle, two handguns (one of which was stolen), 12 vehicles (two of which were stolen), and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Dooley says Hammond would accept stolen property as payment for drugs from clients.

Hammond has a history of drug charges. He was arrested in 2008 on drug charges in Anderson County for selling drugs.

Hammond is in jail on a $50,000 bond.

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