3 dozen facing drug charges in Sevier Co. roundup

A grand jury indicted 36 people, and early Tuesday morning the Sevier County Sheriff's Office led a roundup to put them all behind bars.

SEVIERVILLE (WATE) – Three dozen people in Sevier County are facing new drug charges.

A grand jury indicted 36 people, and early Tuesday morning the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office led a roundup to put them all behind bars.

They headed out just before daybreak with a wake up call many were not expecting.

They headed out just before daybreak with a wake up call many were not expecting.
They headed out just before daybreak with a wake up call many were not expecting.

“This is a roundup of drug suspects. It’s an accumulation of a six month undercover operation,” said Chief Detective Jeff McCarter.

That operation led to several arrests early by the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Response Team.

“The roundup started at approximately 6 a.m. [Tuesday] morning, different teams consisting of the sheriff’s office, Gatlinburg Police, Pigeon Forge Police, and Sevierville Police,” said McCarter.

Officers say the indictments were for various drug charges. By afternoon they had arrested almost half of them.

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When the grand jury indictments come back, that is when officers hit the streets typically doing these roundups twice a year.

They confiscated several drugs this time, including marijuana, pills and others, as well as guns, thousands of dollars, and a few cars.

Officers say the roundups will continue as an effort to fight drug crimes and put offenders behind bars.

They confiscated several drugs this time, including marijuana, pills and others, as well as guns, thousands of dollars, and a few cars.
They confiscated several drugs this time, including marijuana, pills and others, as well as guns, thousands of dollars, and a few cars.

“The day we indicted these folks we started a new operation so it never stops,” said McCarter.

Officers say many of those wanted are repeat offenders who have faced drug charges before.

The following suspects have been arrested so far:

  • Pamela K. Reagan – Charged with two counts of sale and delivery of Schedule II and one count of conspiracy to distribute narcotics
  • Timothy S. Gibson – Charged with one count of sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotics
  • Lela L. McGill – Charged with two counts of sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotics
  • Billy C. Williams Jr. – Charged with two counts of sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotics
  • Ralph E. Barnette – Charged with two counts of sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotics
  • E.L. Cid Wexler – Charged with two counts of sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotics and two counts of conspiracy to sell and deliver Schedule II narcotics
  • Bobby R. Wheatley – Charged with one count of sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotics and two counts of sale and delivery of a counterfeit controlled substance
  • Janie L. Allen – Charged with one count of sale and delivery of Schedule III narcotics in a school zone and one count of conspiracy to distribute Schedule II narcotics in a school zone
  • Lanesha L. Lee – Charged with one count of sale and delivery of Schedule III narcotics
  • Bryan L. Ogle Jr – Charged with one count of sale and delivery of methamphetamine
  • Jason S. Gregg – Charged with two counts of sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotics and two counts of sale and delivery of Schedule III narcotics
  • Robert E. Poling – Charged with one count of sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotics
  • Teresa M Ogle – Charged with one count of sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotics
  • Angele R. Franklin – Charged with two counts of sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotics
  • Charles E. Romines – Charged with one count of sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotics and one count of sale and delivery of Schedule IV narcotics
  • Michael L. Mundy – Charged with one count of sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotics
  • Elizabeth L. Davis – Charged with two counts of sale and delivery of Schedule III narcotics
  • David M. Crass – Charged with one count of sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotics
  • Amanda M. McCollum – Charged with two counts of sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotics and four counts of conspiracy to distribute Schedule II and III narcotics
  • Gary W. Johnson – Charged with three counts of sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotics and three counts of sale and delivery of Schedule III narcotics
  • John A. Hooks – Charged with one count of sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotics
  • Jacob A. Moak – Charged with two counts of sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotics
  • Tessa L. Sutton – Charged with one count of sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotics
  • Canyon Z. Treadway – Charged with one count of sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotics and one count of sale and delivery of Schedule III narcotics
  • Donna E. Crozier – Charged with two counts of sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotics

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