Roughly an ounce of methamphetamine and other narcotics were found during Friday morning searches on Ridgeview Drive in Oliver Springs, law enforcement officers said.
The searches were led by the Seventh Judicial District Crime Task Force, which had three search warrants. The search operation included the CTF, Oliver Springs Police Department, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, and Oak Ridge Police Department, a press release said.
ACSO and ORPD SWAT executed two of the three search warrants at the same time, the press release said. The third search warrant was executed shortly after the first two were clear, the release said.
“A search of the residences led to the discovery of approximately an ounce of methamphetamine as well as additional narcotics,” the press release said. “The search warrants resulted in the arrest of nine subjects. All of the subjects were arrested on various drug charges that include manufacture, sale, delivery, possession with the intent to sell, a Class B felony. Three of the subjects also had active warrants that they were taken into custody on.”
Those who were arrested were Joseph Hendrickson, Anthony Swicegood, Dustin Barnes, Michelle Thompson, Heather Edwards, Noel Jones, Jana Woody, Tiffany Dunlap, and Taft Steelman, the CTF said.
OSPD Chief Kenneth Morgan said the cooperation between the agencies involved in Friday morning’s searches was seamless.
“Further, with the execution of these search warrants, we were able to address several complaints we received about these residences,” Morgan said in the press release. “The City of Oliver Springs is safer this morning with these subjects in jail.”
The Seventh Judicial District Crime Task Force is a multi-agency drug and violent crime task force comprised of ACSO, ORPD, OSPD, Clinton Police Department, Rocky Top Police Department, and the Seventh Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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