Sevier County drug investigation nets 29 suspects

Sevier County drug investigation nets 29 suspects

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SEVIERVILLE (WATE) - Twenty-nine Sevier County residents were arrested Thursday as the result of a undercover drug investigation.

The arrests followed indictments handed down earlier this week by the Sevier County Grand Jury.

According to information released by Sheriff Ron Seals, investigators conducted an eight-month operation. More arrests are expected.

Taken into custody Thursday:

  • Tony Lynn Wear, 32, Pigeon Forge: 1 count sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotic (Oxycodone)
  • Teresa Gail Flowers, 43, Sevierville: 2 counts sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotic (Oxycodone)
  • Joshua D. Cruze, 30, Pigeon Forge: 1 count sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotic (Hydromorphone)
  • Carl A. Pruitt, 37, Sevierville: 1 count sale and delivery of a counterfeit substance
  • Amanda L. Cureton, 29, Sevierville: 1 count sale and delivery of counterfeit substance, 1 count casual exchange of Schedule II narcotic (Hydrocodone)
  • Clarence A. Nelson, 45, Gatlinburg: 1 count sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotic (Oxymorphone)
  • Michael E. Williams, 45, Sevierville: 1 count sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotic (Oxycodone)
  • Katherine "Candy" Williams, Sevierville: 1 count sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotic (Oxycodone)
  • Charles E. Herrington, 46, Kodak: 1 count sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotic (Oxycodone), 2 count sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotic (Morphine)
  • Francisco J. Lopez, 41, Sevierville: 2 counts sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotic (Oxycodone), 2 counts sale and delivery of Schedule III narcotic (Hydrocodone)
  • Chad A. Powers, 39, Sevierville: 2 counts sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotic (Oxycodone)
  • James D. Cruze,  52, Sevierville: 1 count sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotic (Morphine)
  • Paul S. Eslinger, 72, Sevierville: 1 count sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotic (Oxycodone)
  • Jeffrey Lee Huskey, 47, Sevierville: 2 counts sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotic (Oxycodone)
  • Emert R. Ownby, 44, Gatlinburg: 1 count sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotic (Oxycodone)
  • James E. Dotson, 41, Sevierville: 1 count sale and delivery of a counterfeit substance
  • Lance A. Carver, 27, Sevierville: 2 counts sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotic (Oxycodone)
  • Timothy W. Connor, 55, Gatlinburg: 1 count sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotic (Oxycodone)
  • Robert C. Bernard, 22, Seymour: 2 counts sale and delivery of Schedule VI drug (Marijuana)
  • Jeremy B. Johnson, 45, Seymour: 1 count sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotic (Oxycodone)
  • Tiffany J. Martin, 25, Sevierville: 1 count sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotic (Morphine)
  • David E. Lindensmith, 60, Sevierville: 1 count sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotic (Morphine)
  • Sherry L. Metcalf, 44, Sevierville: 1 count sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotic (Oxycodone)
  • Ronald "Hop" Ownby, 66, Sevierville: 2 counts sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotic (Oxycodone)
  • Steve O. Weldon, 36, Pigeon Forge: 1 count sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotic (Oxycodone)
  • Brandy T. Tramel, 32, Cosby: 2 counts sale and delivery Schedule II narcotic (Morphine)
  • Kristie R. Welch, 22, Gatlinburg: 1 count sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotic (Oxycodone)
  • Stephanie M. Welch, 20, Sevierville: 1 count sale and delivery Schedule II narcotic (Oxycodone)
  • Hailey E. Manning, 39, Gatlinburg: 2 counts sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotic (Oxycodone)
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