April roundup in Marion County nets 33 arrests on meth-related charges

April roundup in Marion County nets 33 arrests on meth-related charges

April 26th, 2018 by Ben Benton in Breaking News

Authorities in Marion County, Tenn., earlier this month conducted a roundup that netted 33 people on charges related to distribution of methamphetamine.

The weeklong operation was conducted between April 11 and 18 in a joint effort between the Twelfth Judicial District Drug Task Force and the Marion County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Unit, Sheriff Ronnie "Bo" Burnett said this week.

During the joint operation, law enforcement made numerous undercover purchases of methamphetamine and conducted surveillance on residences as well as business locations where suspected drug activity was taking place.

"[I]nvestigators have determined that the price of methamphetamine on the streets is at an all-time low and that more and more people are traveling to locations like Chattanooga and Atlanta for the purpose obtaining methamphetamine in order to bring it back to Marion County to use and [sell]," Burnett said.

Information gathered during such operations "often leads to future drug busts," he said. Burnett thanked police in Jasper, Kimball, New Hope, South Pittsburg and Whitwell for help with the operation.

Those arrested include:

Aaron Phillips, sale and delivery of methamphetamine, Jasper

Andrew Kennemore, sale and delivery of methamphetamine, Jasper

Maidelyn Cartwright, sale and delivery of methamphetamine, Whitwell

Charles Travis Holder, sale and delivery of methamphetamine, Guild

Shane Ritchie, sale and delivery of methamphetamine Whitwell

Brittiny Guy, driving on a suspended driver's license, Whitwell

William "Billy" Baker, violation of probation Circuit Court related to methamphetamine charges, Whitwell

Cody Farris, violation of probation from Circuit Court, Whitwell

James Patrick Bryant, failure to appear in Circuit Court on methamphetamine charges, Jasper

Michael Hale, violation of community corrections related to methamphetamine charges, Guild

Anise Price, violation of probation from Circuit Court related to methamphetamine charges, South Pittsburg

Clarence Kilgore, violation of probation from Circuit Court related to methamphetamine charges, Guild

Tessla Hughes, violation of probation from Circuit Court related to methamphetamine charges, New Hope

Ross Ramsey, violation of probation from Circuit Court, Jasper

Tiffany Cope, possession of legend drugs, Jasper

Nicholas Price, wanted in Alabama for possession of methamphetamine, Stevenson, Ala.

Brittany Young, wanted in Alabama for possession of methamphetamine, Scottsboro, Ala.

Charlotte Smith, criminal attempt to possess methamphetamine, Whitwell

Jeffery Poe, possession of methamphetamine, Jasper

Matthew Smith, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, Jasper

Amber Hein, criminal attempt to possess methamphetamine, South Pittsburg

Jacob Kirk, criminal attempt to possess methamphetamine, South Pittsburg

Laura Brophy, possession of methamphetamine for resale, Jasper

Phillip Coffelt, possession of methamphetamine for resale, Jasper

Patricia Waldrop  wanted in Giles County for violation of probation, Pulaski

Waldrop James Waldrop, wanted in Giles County for methamphetamine manufacturing, Pulaski

Hope Phommavong, violation of probation from General Sessions Court, Jasper

Keith White, possession of methamphetamine for resale, Jasper

Joseph Blake Barnes, possession of methamphetamine for resale and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, Jasper

Stephen Defriese, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, Chattanooga

Felisha Lynch, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, Jasper

Kaitlyn Hatfield, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, Chattanooga

Johnny Smith, criminal attempt to possess methamphetamine, Jasper


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