KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A Knoxville drug dealer will spend 20 years in prison after reached a plea agreement with the Knox County District Attorney’s Office.
Edward Anthony Wilson, 36, was convicted of possession of cocaine, heroin and marijuana with the intent to sell. District Attorney Charme Allen’s office said on May 1, 2015 the Knox County Sheriff’s office Narcotics Unit found 266.8 grams of cocaine, or about 1,300 individual units with a street value of over $26,000, at Wilson’s apartment, located at 4630 Old Kingston Pike.
The sheriff’s office also found 228.84 grams of marijuana and 5.67 grams of heroin packaged for resale. Allen said the arrest was made because of a tip from someone who was concerned Wilson was selling drugs from within his apartment.
“This case was possible because of a concerned citizen who stood up against crime in their community,” said Allen. “By combining this information from the public and the hard work of the Sheriff’s detectives investigating this case, my office was able to take this gang member off the streets for a long time.”
Allen said Wilson was a multiple offender with several prior felony convictions for cocaine and firearm cases from Delaware.