Police close alleged drug house in North Knoxville, 1 arrested

Police close alleged drug house in North Knoxville, 1 arrested

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The house is at 3329 Fontana Street. The house is at 3329 Fontana Street.
Lance Linkes Finley (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Lance Linkes Finley (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Officials continue using public nuisance laws to board up alleged drug houses in Knoxville.

Police officers and the Knox County District Attorney General's office served a warrant Wednesday night at a North Knoxville home at 3329 Fontana Street. The DA's office said the house is the alleged site of crack cocaine and prescription drug sales.

Judge Bob McGee issued a nuisance injunction against the two homeowners, Lance Linkes Finley, 55, and Brooks Brice Finley.

Although police searched the home in October 2009 after buying crack cocaine and oxycodone, they say drug activity continued there. Officers again bought crack there in February 2011.

Officers used a confidential informant to start buying crack, hydrocodone and oxycodone at the home in June, according to the DA's office.

The initial investigation of Lance Finley and the home began in 2007. Police say since July 2007, there have been 37 calls to 911 about the residence.

Lance Finley was arrested Wednesday night and charged with making, delivering, selling or possessing controlled substances. He's being held on a $75,000 bond.

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