Breaking news: MPD performing major drug dealer roundup

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motown crime busters

Morristown, TN

#1 Apr 21, 2011
The Morristown Police Department Thursday afternoon began a coordinated attack on the alleged foot soldiers in what’s become the this area’s most problematic drug front — the illegal trafficking of legal prescription drugs.
Forty-six suspected drug dealers were identified in an 18-month undercover sting code-named Operation Deadly Dose. The alleged pill peddlers were named in sealed indictments returned by a Hamblen County grand jury Monday.
“It appears that most people do not recognize the magnitude of the prescription medication abuse problem,” said Morristown Police Chief Roger Overholt.
“In our jurisdiction, we have had more of our citizens die from drug overdoses in the past three years than from automobile crashes and violent acts combined,” the police chief added.
Heavily armed members of the Special Response Team began rounding up alleged street-level pill dealers shortly after 3 p.m. By 9:10 p.m., 16 suspects had been taken into custody and the suspect search was continuing.
An additional seven suspects were already in custody for unrelated charges, bringing the total caught as of 9:10 p.m. to 23 suspects.
Detective Lt. Chris Blair, who heads of the MPD Narcotics Unit, said he believes investigators have extremely strong cases against the 46 defendants.
motown crime busters

Morristown, TN

#2 Apr 21, 2011
All of the transactions, which typically involved paid informants, were audiotaped, and police have videos of some alleged drug deals.

The charges were not limited to only prescription drugs. Dealers were also accused of dealing in cocaine, crack and marijuana.

The names of the defendants who elude arrest today will be placed in a national computer database. If law enforcement officials encounter them anywhere in the country, they will have the opportunity to know in a matter of seconds that the suspects are wanted in Morristown.

As of 9:10 p.m., those that had been apprehended were:
motown crime busters

Morristown, TN

#3 Apr 21, 2011
Victor M. Kyle, age 34, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II, to wit: cocaine
* Steven M. Smith, age 55, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II (2 Counts), to wit: crack cocaine
* Dennie L. Polley, age 37, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II, to wit: oxycodone
* Christopher D. Baxley, age 32, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II, to wit: oxycodone
* April Bailey, age 33, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II, to wit: morphine
* Georgia M. Cain, age 32, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II (2 counts), to wit: oxycodone
* Virginia R. Burgess, age 35, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II (2 counts), to wit: Opana
* Mitzi M. Bolin, age 32, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II, to wit: oxycodone
* Jayson Castenada, age 28, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II (2 counts), to wit: crack cocaine
* Lawrence W. Raines, age 33, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II, to wit: oxycodone
* Stephanie G. Schaeffer, age 45, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II, to wit: morphine
* Brandon W. Miller, age 22, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II & III and Sale & Delivery of Schedule II, to wit: oxycodone/Alprazolam & oxycodone
* Janie A. Hopson, age 57, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II (2 counts), to wit: methadone
* Vickie L. Mallicoat, age 47, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II, to wit: oxycodone
* Stella A. Drinnon, age 53, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II, to wit: oxycodone
* Sandra L. Rickard, age 38, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II (3 counts), to wit: oxycodone
motown crime busters

Morristown, TN

#4 Apr 21, 2011
Overholt says the names and photographs of the wanted individuals will also be posted on Morristown’s Most Wanted website, www.mymorristown.com .

For more details, and an updated list of the defendants who have been arrested, read the Friday edition of the Citizen Tribune.
aha

Morristown, TN

#5 Apr 21, 2011
That explains why there were five cop cars clustered around a house on Lakeshore Drive this evening. I was wondering. Thanks for the info.
motown crime busters

Morristown, TN

#6 Apr 21, 2011
you are welcome
krt

United States

#7 Apr 21, 2011
motown crime busters wrote:
you are welcome
is all the name correct and did this post come from the police or someone just guessin
busted

Morristown, TN

#8 Apr 21, 2011
motown crime busters wrote:
Victor M. Kyle, age 34, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II, to wit: cocaine
* Steven M. Smith, age 55, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II (2 Counts), to wit: crack cocaine
* Dennie L. Polley, age 37, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II, to wit: oxycodone
* Christopher D. Baxley, age 32, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II, to wit: oxycodone
* April Bailey, age 33, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II, to wit: morphine
* Georgia M. Cain, age 32, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II (2 counts), to wit: oxycodone
* Virginia R. Burgess, age 35, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II (2 counts), to wit: Opana
* Mitzi M. Bolin, age 32, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II, to wit: oxycodone
* Jayson Castenada, age 28, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II (2 counts), to wit: crack cocaine
* Lawrence W. Raines, age 33, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II, to wit: oxycodone
* Stephanie G. Schaeffer, age 45, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II, to wit: morphine
* Brandon W. Miller, age 22, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II & III and Sale & Delivery of Schedule II, to wit: oxycodone/Alprazolam & oxycodone
* Janie A. Hopson, age 57, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II (2 counts), to wit: methadone
* Vickie L. Mallicoat, age 47, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II, to wit: oxycodone
* Stella A. Drinnon, age 53, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II, to wit: oxycodone
* Sandra L. Rickard, age 38, Sale & Delivery of Schedule II (3 counts), to wit: oxycodone
Not one Mexican...hmmm
Well

United States

#9 Apr 21, 2011
I know many more that need to be busted!! I could name two right now that I know for a fact sold pills to a family member who just got help and is in recovery. They'd have to go to Bean Station to get them though! Losers
fingers crossed

Jefferson City, TN

#10 Apr 21, 2011
Good maybe they can clean up Eastwood Mobile home park...
glad

Manchester, TN

#11 Apr 21, 2011
This is good !
motown crime busters

Morristown, TN

#12 Apr 21, 2011
as of the present none of those arrested are hispanic but there are more on the list..
i dont know if granger county is working to bust narcotic dealers but they should....
and i agree eastwood needs be cleaned up...what i do know is that each name on the list and the others that are not need to come clean these drugs are destroying their lives and the lives of their children and family
glad

Manchester, TN

#13 Apr 21, 2011
Grainger needs to be working overtime!
Limerick

Morristown, TN

#14 Apr 21, 2011
Every time the dragnet sweeps,
To me sad the news does seem;
For we've lost some Topix posters then,
Who for some months won't be seen.
dustin wilder

Manchester, TN

#15 Apr 21, 2011
how about that pos the one the cops keep letting go
girlz

United States

#16 Apr 21, 2011
who mite that be in grainger co?!!!!

Since: Sep 07

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#17 Apr 22, 2011
There are a couple of them in Grainger county that I can think of. And they deserve everything that they will have coming to them when they finally get theirs.
Sad Mother

Nashville, TN

#18 Apr 22, 2011
When you've lost as much as my family has to drugs, you'll hate them to.Try to help them get the doctors that prescribe these drugs please!My heart goes out to all the Mothers and Fathers and little children who are effected by this deadly disease.
PG in the house

Chester, VA

#19 Apr 22, 2011
Name some in Rutledge....
Sad Mother

Nashville, TN

#20 Apr 22, 2011
Who is brave enough to fight for their family members? don't look at the addicts as a piece of crap, they are humans, they are some mothers children. Fight for your childrens life,help the cops get drugs off our streets.

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