Crossville city worker, police officer among 19 indicted in drug

Crossville city worker, police officer among 19 indicted in drug investigation

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CROSSVILLE (WATE) - Nineteen people, including a city worker and a police officer in Crossville, were indicted after a 14-month drug investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

TBI Special Agents began the case in 2013 after receiving information about large quantities of methamphetamine in the Upper Cumberland region. Investigators worked on the case and obtained grand jury indictments Thursday for 19 people, 15 of whom were arrested Friday on a variety of charges.

Those arrested include:

  • Ronald Eugene Campbell, 52, Crossville
  • Jerry Lee Netherton, 42, Crossville
  • Scott Edward Ashburn, 34, Crossville
  • Michael Porter, 53, Grandview
  • Kristi Dawn Hedgecoth, 38, Crossville
  • Stanley Eugene Lloyd, Jr. 45, Monterey
  • Zack James Scott, 26, Hartsville
  • David Wade Smith, 34, Crossville
  • Kyle Jay Eldridge, 36, Crossville, Crossville Codes Enforcement Officer
  • Billy Joe Norris, 52, Crossville
  • Linda Ann Howard, 40, Crossville
  • Ronald Dexter Hubbard, Jr., 29, Crossville
  • Aaron Gage Campbell, 22, Crossville, Crossville Police Officer
  • Kayla Star Hedgecoth, 22, Crossville
  • Kenneth Emmerson Wiggins, 19, Crossville
All 15 were booked into the Cumberland County Justice Center. Investigators also seized approximately 10 vehicles, $125,000 in cash and 75 firearms.

The TBI continues to investigate the operation, along with District Attorney General Randy York, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department, Livingston Police Department, White County Sheriff’s Office, Monterey Police Department, Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, Fentress County Sheriff’s Department, and the Pickett County Sheriff’s Department. The Crossville Police Department assisted with the arrests.
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