Jefferson County shutters private residence for first time following drug bust

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office announced they’ve shuttered a private residence for the first time following the arrest of multiple individuals for the sale of methamphetamine and fentanyl.

JCSO, Fourth District Judicial Drug Task Force and Jefferson County Attorney’s General Office were all on the scene of a bust in the 100 block of St. Paul Drive in Dandridge Tuesday morning where multiple individuals were arrested for the sale and delivery of methamphetamine and fentanyl.

The bust marks the first time a private residence has been padlocked by order of the Jefferson County Criminal Court, according to a Facebook post from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

“If you are dealing drugs we are going to go after you, we are going to pursue you because… on a daily basis we see what it does to our community… the reports come in here and the victims come in here the family of the ones who are addicted come in here – they come through these doors and you speak with them and sometimes they just feel hopeless,” Sheriff Jeff Coffey said.

John Bennett, 51

John Bennett, 51, is charged with two counts of sale and delivery of a Schedule II (methamphetamine) .5 grams or more, two counts of sale and delivery of a Schedule I drug and two counts of sale and delivery of a Schedule II drug.

Dartagnan Bennett, 29

Dartagnan Bennett, 29, is charged with three counts of sale and delivery of a Schedule I drug, three counts of sale and delivery of a Schedule II drug, one count of criminal attempt to sell a Schedule I drug, one count sale of a counterfeit controlled substance and one count of delivery of a counterfeit controlled substance.

Johnnie Bennett, 24

Johnnie Bennett, 24, is charged with four counts of sale and delivery of a Schedule II drug (methamphetamine) .5 grams or more, three counts of sale and delivery of a Schedule II drug and three counts of sale and delivery of a Schedule II drug.

The owner of the home is the boys’ grandmother and John Bennett’s mother, Sharon L. Bennett, who is set to appear in court September 3 for an abatement hearing under the nuisance law.

The Bennett’s are set to appear in court for their arraignment August 21.

ACTIVE SCENE IN DANDRIDGE The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office along with the Attorney General's Office and the 4th…

Posted by Jefferson County Sheriff's Office,Tennessee on Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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