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Tennessee Highway Patrol Interdiction Plus Team Arrest Texas Drug Trafficker in Cocke County

Monday, February 26, 2018 | 01:51pm

FALL BRANCH – Monday, February 15, Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Fall Branch Interdiction Plus Trooper Sollie Rabun stopped a vehicle on I-40 in Cocke County for a speeding violation.  Trooper Rabun interviewed the driver who showed several indicators of possible criminal activity.  Interdiction Plus Trooper William Connors was requested to assist with his K9 Laky.

Trooper Connors arrived and deployed K9 Laky to walk around the vehicle.  K9 Laky alerted and indicated a positive response for possible drugs being present.  A probable cause search was conducted to the vehicle which revealed four kilos of cocaine, weighing nine pounds, along with $5,660.  

THP Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Sergeant Kevin Kimbrough and Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force Officer (DEA/TFO) Erick Gordon were contacted and responded to the scene.  Javier L. Torres, 28, of Harlingen, Texas was arrested without incident for Felony Cocaine Trafficking.  

For booking photos, contact the Cocke County Sheriff’s Office. 

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Interdiction Plus Team Arrest Michigan Drug Trafficker in Jefferson County

Monday, February 26, 2018 | 06:20am

Fall Branch – On Monday, February12, Tennessee Highway Patrol Fall Branch Interdiction Plus Trooper William Connors stopped a vehicle on I-40 in Jefferson County for a speeding violation.  While interviewing the driver, several indicators of criminal activity were present.  Interdiction Plus Trooper Sollie Rabun arrived on scene to assist with a consensual search of the vehicle. 

The search of the vehicle and suspect’s luggage uncovered one ounce of heroin compressed in a vacuum sealed bag.  The troopers also located 4,400 pills individually packaged into 44, 100 count pill bags for resale.  Additionally, $1,886 was recovered.  Some of the pills did not appear to be commercially manufactured and were possibly pressed with an unknown substance.   The majority of the pills were identified as OxyContin (Roxycontin). 

Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force Officer (DEA/TFO) Erick Gordon was notified and responded to the scene.   Kenneth Young, 37, from Detroit, Michigan was arrested without incident for felony possession of heroin and schedule 2 pills for resale. 

For booking photos contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. 

 

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