Thursday, April 19, 2018

Back-To-Back Drug Busts In Perry County

PERRY COUNTY, TN (WOPC) Two days of drug suspect arrests have kept officers busy in Perry County.

According to official reports, Tuesday night around 7pm Narcotics Investigator Joe Donaldson and Deputy Daniel Courter worked an undercover drug investigation and made a traffic stop on Hwy 128 near Holder Cemetery Rd.

The stop led to the driver, David Hobbs of Linden, being charged with possession of firearms in the commission of a felony, possession of more than a pound of Schedule VI ( marijuana) with intent to sell, possession of Schedule II drugs (85 Lortab pills) with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of light law. The deputies seized $728.00 in cash, a rifle, a pistol and Mr.Hobbs vehicle. Hobbs is currently out on a $82,500 bond, officials tell WOPC. 

In another unrelated incident on April 18, around 10:30am, Investigators Mercer, Capps, Deputy White and Chief Deputy Rosson were investigating a recent burglary that led them to question an Oliver Crossing Apartment resident. Deputies say they gained entry to resident Kenny Moore’s apartment with a search warrant and discovered a large amount of drugs and paraphernalia inside the residence.

Kenny Moore has been charged with: Possession of Schedule 6 drugs (more than a pound of marijuana) with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, investigators tell WOPC. A total of $1945.00 cash was seized along with other evidence.

Chief Deputy Rosson reportedly told Oliver Crossing management that "the PCSO was not going to tolerate illegal activity there and advised them to better regulate who they rented to".

Sheriff Nick Weems commended his Chief Deputy, Investigators, and Deputies once again for being 'proactive in the constant battle against the illegal sale of narcotics and assured the citizens that they weren’t stopping'.

Perry County Sheriff Nick Weems released this statement first to WOPC News: “Just a little over a month ago, we arrested over 40 people for this very same thing. I don’t understand why they don’t get the message. It may not be today or the next but we will come for you if you are dealing drugs in Perry County.Take it somewhere else.”