A search by law enforcement officers at a home in Briceville last week found large amounts of methamphetamine and heroin, and hundreds of prescription pills, a press release said. Charges are pending, the release said.
The Seventh Judicial Crime Task Force in Anderson County, which had search warrants, searched the home on Wednesday, February 13, according to a press release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.
The search warrants led to the discovery of one pound and two ounces of methamphetamine, 21 grams of heroin, and hundreds of prescription pills, the press release said. The suspect and owner of the property where the search warrants were served was located and interviewed, the release said. The approximate street value of the narcotics was $53,000.
The suspect was not identified in the press release.
“The seizure of these narcotics dealt a massive blow to the narcotics trade not only in Anderson County but all of East Tennessee,” Anderson County Sheriff Russell Barker said.
“A seizure of this size undoubtedly saved lives by preventing overdoses throughout East Tennessee,” Seventh Judicial District Attorney General Dave Clark said.
In the press release, Barker and Clark commended the agents of the CTF for their work. They said this collaborative effort between different law enforcement agencies continues to be the most effective way to deal with narcotics trafficking in the area.
All weights, counts, and identity of substances seized during the search are pending crime lab results from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the press release said.
The Seventh Judicial Crime Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional task force comprised of the Seventh Judicial District Attorney General’s Office, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, Clinton Police Department, Oak Ridge Police Department, Oliver Springs Police Department, and Rocky Top Police Department. The Crime Task Force focuses on drugs and violent crime, and it is led by Director Simon Byrne.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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