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FOUR ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN TWO SEPARATE STOPS IN BLOUNT CO.

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The Blount County Sheriff’s Department said two traffic stops Wednesday and yesterday resulted in four drug arrests.

Wednesday morning, a deputy conducting a traffic stop confirmed 25-year-old Desmond Jackson of East Pointe, Michigan, had an active warrant from Knox County. The report stated neither Jackson nor his passenger, 31-year-old Stephanie Nicole Holmes of Maryville, had their state-issued driver’s licenses. What Holmes did reportedly have was two grams of heroin, and more than $13,000 in cash. Charged with driving on a revoked license and violation of probation from Knox County, Jackson was initially placed under $6,000 bond pending a court a July 13. Holmes was charged with delivery of a Schedule I controlled substance for resale and placed under $25,000 bond pending a hearing July 11.

A deputy conducting a routine traffic stop on Old Knoxville Highway at Pellissippi Parkway found small amounts of methamphetamine on the driver and one passenger. The driver, 45-year-old Reno Demascus Ervin of Knoxville, was also found with more than $1,600 in cash. Ervin was charged with possession of more than half a gram of a Schedule II controlled substance with intent to deliver in a drug-free zone, as well as driving on a revoked license. He’s being held without bond and will appear in court July 11. His passenger, 31-year-old Kayla H. Abercrombie of Alcoa, was reportedly in possession of 1.5 grams of meth. She was charged with possession of more than half a gram of a Schedule II controlled substance with intent to deliver in a drug-free zone. She’s also being held without bond pending a court appearance July 11. According to the sheriff’s department, additional charges are pending.

Another woman in Ervin’s vehicle was released with no charges.

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