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DRUG INVESTIGATION REVEALS LARGE SCALE PILL BUYING OPERATION IN ROANE COUNTY

A drug investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and the 9th Judicial District Drug Task Force (DTF) led to the seizure of over 10,000 pills, 49 guns, tactical body armor, illegal steroids, a cash-counting machine and in excess of $38,000 in U.S. currency at a residence in Roane County Monday night (May 21, 2018). Agents from the TBI, DTF, Homeland Security Investigations and U.S. Postal Service executed a search warrant on the residence located on Lake Drive south of Kingston after two parcels were intercepted containing more than 5,000 pills. These packages were mailed from Canada to Kingston and were scheduled for delivery to the residence Monday. Agents executed a search warrant on the residence and found additional parcels containing prescription pills, as well as the cash and other items described above. No arrests have been made yet, as the investigation is still ongoing. The Kingston Police Department and Roane County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the investigation. This new form of drug trafficking is just another consequence of the opioid epidemic that has devastated our communities. This is an epidemic that has plagued our country since the advent of prescription opioids in the 1990s that were marketed by some pharmaceutical companies and prescribed by some unscrupulous doctors and pill mills as a ‘non-addictive’ form of treatment of pain,” said District Attorney Russell Johnson.


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  1. Cindy

    Because of ppl like this, ALL ILLEGAL DRUGS “WE AGAIN ARE BEING SCRUTINIZED. When I Go to Pain management We Are FORCED TO CARRY MEDICAL RECORDS That weigh more than me!!! We’re herded like cattle pay a astroministical amount of $$$ just to go & we urinate with a young person watching ” Our Everymove” (embarrassing, to say the least) We Just Accept It With “what little dignity we have left” The Government Does Not Belong In Our Medicine Cabinet…Next Thing They”ll Be Doing Is Telling Us How Many Times A Wk We Can Make Love. I’veNoticed Tht The Media HASN’T SPOKEN OF “AN ALL TIME LOW OF SUBSTANCE AB– USE IN THE LAST 2 YRS…I BELIEVE THATS NEWS WORTHY

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