Crimetracker: More than 25 arrested after eight month drug investigation

SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn.(WVLT)--An eight month undercover drug investigation leads to the arrest of more than 25 people in Sevier County.

Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals says 29 people have been taken into custody as a result of "Operation Pillpusher."

The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit is made up of officers from several departments. They hit the streets at 6:00am Thursday morning and arrested the drug suspects in all parts of the county.

29 people have been arrested so far today and officers are still looking for several more.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Smokey Mtn. U.S. Marshal’s Task Force and Sevier County Constables during the round-up.

The following people have been taken into custody:

Tony Lynn Wear, age 32
1 ct sale and delivery of sch II- Oxycodone

Teresa Gail Flowers age 43
2 cts sale and delivery of sch II – Oxycodone

Joshua D. Cruze age 30
1ct sale and delivery of Sch II- Hydromorphone(Morphine)

Carl A. Pruitt age 37
1 ct sale and delivery of a counterfeit substance

Amanda L. Cureton age 29
1 ct sale and delivery of counterfeit substance
1 ct casual exchange of sch II-Hydrocodone

Clarence A. Nelson age 45
1 ct sale and delivery of Sch 11-Oxymorphone(Morphine)

Michael E. Williams age 45
1 ct sale and delivery of Oxycodone

Katherine “Candy” Williams
1 ct sale and delivery of sch II-Oxycodone

Charles E. Herrington age 46
1 ct sale and delivery of sch II-Oxycodone
2 ct sale and delivery of sch II-Morphine

Francisco J. Lopez age 41
2 cts sale and delivery of sch II-Oxycodone
2 cts sale and delivery of sch III-Hydrocodone

Chad A Powers age 39
2 cts sale and delivery of Sch II-Oxycodone

James D. Cruze age 52
1 ct sale and delivery of Sch II-Morphine

Paul S. Eslinger age 72
1 ct sale and delivery of Sch II-Oxycodone

Jeffrey Lee Huskey age 47
2 cts sale and delivery of of sch II –Oxycodone

Emert R. Ownby age 44
1 ct sale and delivery of sch II-Oxycodone

James E. Dotson age 41
1 ct sale and delivery of a counterfeit substance

Lance A. Carver age 27
2 cts sale and delivery of sch II-Oxycodone

Timothy W. Connor age 55
1 ct sale and delivery of Sch II-Oxycodone

Robert C. Bernard age 22
2 cts sale and delivery of Sch VI-Marijuana

Jeremy B. Johnson age 45
1 ct sale and delivery of Sch II-Oxycodone

Tiffany J. Martin age 25
1 ct sale and delivery of Sch II-Morphine

David E. Lindensmith age 60
1 ct sale and delivery of Sch II-Morphine

Sherry L. Metcalf age 44
1 ct sale and delivery of Sch II-Oxycodone

Ronald “Hop” Ownby age 66
2 cts sale and delivery of sch II-Oxycodone

Steve O. Weldon age 36
1 ct sell and delivery of sch II-Oxycodone

Brandy T. Tramel age 32
2 cts sale and delivery Sch II –Morphine

Kristie R. Welch age 22
1 ct sale and delivery of Sch II-Oxycodone

Stephanie M. Welch age 20
1 ct sale and delivery sch II-Oxycodone

Hailey E. Manning age 39
2 cts sale and delivery of sch II-Oxycodone


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