West Knox drug bust nets more than 1,000 pills from out of state

West Knoxville drug bust nets more than 1,000 pills from out of state

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Motez Terrell Stinger (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Motez Terrell Stinger (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A two-month investigation of oxycodone distribution in West Knoxville netted more than 1,000 pills brought to the city by bus from out of state.

The primary suspect, Motez Terrell Stinger, 32, was arrested Thursday near Big Oak Apartments, 3807 Middlebrook Pike, as police say he was selling a large amount of oxycodone to someone else.

Police searched an apartment at Big Oak, seizing 1,529 oxycodone pills, 223 Xanax pills and $16,416 in cash.

A Knox County Grand Jury returned multiple indictments against Stinger.

He's charged with three counts of selling and delivering oxycodone, possession of oxycodone for resale and possession of alprazolam for resale. All the charges are violations of a drug free school zone.

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