Drug bust at Unicoi business leads to 4 arrests

Drug bust at Unicoi business leads to 4 arrests

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Unicoi County Sheriff's Department members surrounded a local business Thursday to conduct what the Sheriff called a drug bust. Unicoi County Sheriff's Department members surrounded a local business Thursday to conduct what the Sheriff called a drug bust.
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UNICOI COUNTY, TN (WJHL) - A drug bust after a Unicoi business ended with the arrest of four people Thursday afternoon, Sheriff Mike Hensley said.

The bust happened at Unicoi Tire and Brakes around 2:30 p.m..

Sheriff Hensley said his undercover officers discovered morphine and oxycodone were being sold through the front door of the business.   The arrests came after an extensive investigation, Hensley said.


Today, they arrested Unicoi Tire and Brake owner Marcus Ryan Wright, Arthur J. Burrell and Lewis Lawrence Wilcox.
Investigators said they busted Wilcox delivering 90 hydrocodone pills to the tire store.

Also arrested:  Sharon Laws. A mug shot of her was not made available tonight.
The four suspects were charged with sale of schedule 2 drugs and maintaining a dwelling or business where drugs are used or sold.

Look for updates on this developing story.

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