Latest drug roundup nets several suspects

Narcotics detectives with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department made several arrests of people charged with drug-related crimes Friday morning.
Mar 14, 2014
(Caitlin Rickard • Lebanon Democrat) Wilson County Jail Director Kent Beasley (left) checks Tareko Butler’s name off a list of people charged with drug-related crimes Friday as Butler is brought in to the jail by sheriff’s narcotics detectives. Butler was charged with selling schedule II drugs.

 

Narcotics detectives with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department made several arrests of people charged with drug-related crimes Friday morning.

Sheriff Robert Bryan said Monday, detectives requested indictments from a grand jury for 84 people charged with manufacturing, sale, delivery and possession of illegal drugs within Wilson County. He said additionally 12 individuals were arrested on state warrants during the roundup that totaled 96 arrests.

Bryan said 154 cases were investigated during an 11-month period.

According to Bryan, 46 of the cases involved the illegal sale of pharmaceutical prescriptions. He said those cases were forwarded to the Inspector General’s office and an additional 12 suspects would be indicted for Tenn Care fraud.

Bryan also provided a breakdown of ethnicity of the 96 individuals, including 35 white men, 24 white women, 30 African-American men, six African-American women and one Hispanic man.

“There are a total of 185 indictments,” Bryan said. “The charges range from the sale of a schedule I through schedule VI, manufacturing, delivery and possession of controlled substances.”

Bryan said the investigation involving the 185 indictments also spanned around 11 months.

He also said four cases involved the introduction of contraband into a penal institution. Indictments for these specific offenses were obtained on Charles White, Kristy Thomas, Justin Morgan and Stephanie Pigue. Bryan said the Inspector General also indicted Pigue for TennCare fraud.

“During this time period, numerous search warrants were executed in which detectives seized currency, vehicles, weapons and personal property, which were proceeds from the illegal sale of narcotics,” Bryan said.

Friday’s roundup included the following arrests and charges:

• Chris Gardner, 29, was charged with three counts of selling schedule VI drugs, selling schedule II drugs, selling schedule VI drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Jimmy Burrows, 35, was charged with selling schedule III drugs and selling schedule VI drugs.

• Mario McGowan, 35, was charged with two counts of selling schedule VI drugs.

• Rocky Cox, 33, was charged with selling schedule II drugs.

• Vincent Gooch, 42, was charged with four counts of selling schedule II drugs, driving on a revoked license – 13th offense, selling schedule VI drugs, selling schedule III drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a weapon and theft by possession.

• Jerrod Hurd, 33, was charged with selling schedule II drugs.

• Romeko Shannon, 39, was charged with two counts of selling schedule II drugs and possession of schedule II drugs.

• Donald Weber, 45, was charged with two counts selling schedule VI drugs, selling schedule VI drugs, selling schedule IV drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm.

• Dustin Newberry, 25, was charged with criminal attempt to commit theft.

• Toby Randolph, 30, was charged with selling schedule II drugs.

• Kim Bradshaw, 33, was charged with selling schedule III drugs.

• Ryan Bradshaw, 42, was charged with selling schedule III drugs.

• Shon Miller, 37, was charged with two counts selling schedule VI drugs, selling schedule II drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of schedule VI drugs.

• Brandy Tomlinson, 31, was charged with selling schedule III drugs and TennCare fraud.

• Fred Bashaw, 63, was charged with three counts of selling schedule II drugs.

• Jennifer Elliott, 29, was charged with selling schedule III drugs.

• Josh Elliott, 29, was charged with selling schedule II drugs and selling schedule III drugs.

• Donald Brackens, 20, was charged with selling schedule II drugs and possession of a firearm.

• Robert L. Kemp, 55, was charged with TennCare fraud and three counts of selling schedule III drugs.

• Kathy Kemp, 45, was charged with selling schedule III drugs.

Faith McCreery, 24, was charged with possession of schedule VI drugs and possession of a firearm.

• Donna Hawkes, 50, was charged with selling schedule II drugs.

• Jessie Randolph, 31, was charged with two counts of selling schedule II drugs.

• Johnny Williams, 50, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacturing schedule VI drugs, selling schedule VI drugs, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and unlawful possession of a firearm.

• Tafoya Alexander, 36, was charged with selling schedule II drugs.

• Bronson Roberts, 40, was charged with two counts of selling schedule VI drugs.

• Amanda Edwards, 20, was charged with selling schedule III and selling schedule IV drugs.

• Tareko Butler, 34, was charged with selling schedule II drugs.

• Holly Beckman, 23, was charged with two counts of selling schedule III drugs.

• Kyle Beckman, 25, was charged with two counts of selling schedule III drugs and TennCare fraud.

• Thea Kossa, 35, was charged with selling schedule II drugs and TennCare fraud.

• Talisha Smith, 35, was charged with selling schedule II drugs and selling schedule IV drugs.

• Krista Stewart, 25, was charged with selling schedule VI drugs, possession of schedule VI drugs, simple possession of schedule IV drugs and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

• Jesse Majors, 75, was charged with two counts of unlawful sale of alcohol and unlawful storage of liquor.

• Derrick J. Choate, 51, was charged with two counts of selling schedule II drugs.

• Nicholas Sanford, 21, was charged with manufacturing schedule VI, schedule II, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Kristen Jenkins, 33, was charged with selling schedule II drugs.

• Zachary Waggoner, 25, was charged with selling schedule II drugs.

• Katie Owens, 23, was charged with selling schedule III drugs, conspiracy to sell schedule II drugs and theft of property under $500 in value.

 

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