Information from WYSH Radio in Clinton
A van driver for the East Tennessee Human Resource Agency was arrested last week after he allegedly bought pain pills from a confidential informant in a bathroom at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.
Leonard Shannon Ellis, 33, of Rockwood and Keith Edward Sackett, 55, of Kingston are each in custody at the Anderson County Jail on charges of criminal conspiracy and possession of a controlled substance.
Sheriff’s deputies received information from the informant that he could arrange to sell a large quantity of Roxycodone pills to Ellis, and a meeting was set up at the hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 21.
Shortly before 11:30 am, Ellis—driving an ETHRA van—stopped in the hospital parking lot and met with Sackett, who gave him $400 to purchase the pills. Ellis then met with the informant in a bathroom in the hospital, purchased the pills and split them with Sackett in the parking lot on his way out.
Both men were arrested within minutes and taken into custody.
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