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Undercover drug sting nets almost 40 arrests

Saturday, December 15, 2012

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Amanda Haynes is taken into custody and escorted by DPD Officer William Holbrook to a patrol car after she was taken into custody on Thursday morning.
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Dyersburg Police officers and a TBI agent check a residence in the early morning hours of Thursday as they search for a suspect indicted by the Dyer County Grand Jury on drug charges.
Thursday morning, a multi-agency operation rounded up suspects that were secretly indicted by the Dyer County Grand Jury this week. The charges were the result of an undercover drug operation performed by the Dyersburg Police Department. Almost 40 suspects were either picked up by law enforcement officers, turned themselves in, or were already being house in a correctional facility.

Most of the drug charges were from the sale of prescription medications. One particular drug, morphine, was a common denominator among many of the suspects. Law enforcement officials say the drug usually is sold in pill form and is dissolved in water and injected using a needle. The high is said to be as if the user is on heroin. A morphine addict will also have the same withdrawal effect as if they were on heroin.

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DPD Officer William Holbrook takes Casey Bailey from her home on Harrell Avenue. Bailey was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (morphine).
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DPD officers take apart a meth lab that was found at a residence at 528 Gordon St. The officers arrived at the house early Thursday morning as part of the roundup of suspects indicted by the grand jury. With below-freezing temperatures, officers noticed all of the windows were up at the house and after entering the home discovered two alleged active meth labs.
There were also several people arrested for TennCare fraud. Among the suspects were Richard Weaver and Bethany Edwards.

"Prescription drug abuse is a serious problem across the state of Tennessee," said Inspector General Deborah Faulkner. "The Office of Inspector General, (OIG), is aggressively pursuing individuals who are misusing the TennCare program in order to gain access to controlled substances -- which they intend to divert. The Dyersburg Police Department, led by Chief Art Heun, has been a great partner in our fight against TennCare drug fraud. The OIG was delighted to participate in this drug roundup with the DPD."

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John Russell (right) is led away in handcuffs from his residence on Puckett Lane by DPD Sgt. Mike Leggett. Russell was indicted for sale of morphine.
The suspects will be arraigned in Dyer County Circuit Court Court on Tuesday.

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Adams
Cathy Adams, 38, 2203 Parr Ave., Apt. D, Dyersburg, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (morphine).

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Agresta
Joseph Agresta, 69, 624 Stephens, Dyersburg, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (Schedule III).

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Bailey
Casey Bailey, 25, 817 Harrell Ave., Dyersburg, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (morphine).

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Biggers
Jacklyn Biggers, 44, 1301 Moss St., Dyersburg, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (morphine X2).

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Butler
Katherine Butler, 34, 1311 Cumberland St., Dyersburg, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (morphine X3).

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Christian
Kenny Christian, 50, 200 Wheatley Drive, Newbern, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (morphine).

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Clark
Pamela Clark, 42, being held in the Haywood County Jail, was indicted for sale of cocaine (X5)

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Coker
Shelia Coker, 43, 9250 Edith-Nankipoo Road, Ripley, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (morphine X2).

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Davis
Greg Davis, 28, 1601 Phillips St., Dyersburg, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (Schedule III hydrocodone).

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Edwards
Bethany Edwards, 128 Dillon Drive, Dyersburg, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (morphine X2).

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Evans
Sharron Evans, 37, 48 Warren St., Newbern, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (morphine X2).

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Billy Flowers
Billy Flowers, 59, 215 North Grayson St., Newbern Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (Schedule III hydrocodone).

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Bryant Flowers
Bryant Flowers, 30, 215 North Grayson St., Newbern Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (morphine X2).

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French
Sonya French (Forsythe), 40, 528 Wheeler St., Apt A, Dyersburg, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

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Haynes
Amanda Haynes, 27, 1219 Wheeler St., Dyersburg, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (morphine X2).

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Jones
Xavier Jones, 23, Dyer County Jail, was indicted for sale of a counterfeit controlled substance.

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Kirk
Marvin Kirk, 48, 3010 Millsfield Highway, Dyersburg, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance.

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Lee
Sherry Lee, 41, 314 Wilson Circle, Dyersburg, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance.

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Lindley
Wendi Lindley, 30, Carroll County Jail, was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (Schedule III-hydrocodone).

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Mendoza
Leslie Mendoza, 36, Newbern, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (Schedule III-hydrocodone).

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Moore
Debbie Moore, 1806 Curry St., Dyersburg, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (morphine).

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Holmes Moore
Holmes Moore, 1806 Curry, St., Dyersburg, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (morphine X2).

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Napper
Jessie Napper, 35, Forrest City, Ark. Correctional facility, was indicted for sale of cocaine (X5).

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Pettie
Kenneth Pettie, 29, 1224 Jones St., Dyersburg, Tenn., was indicted for sale of marijuana (X2), and sale of a controlled substance (Schedule III- hydrocodone).

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Rose
Cory Rose, 19, 314 Wilson Circle, Dyersburg, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance.

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Donald Runions
Donald Runions, 39, 8790 Highway 412, Dyersburg, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (Schedule II-oxycodone).

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Sara Runions
Sara Runions, 28, 8790 Highway 412, Dyersburg, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (Schedule II-oxycodone).

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Russell
John Russell, 3034 Puckett Lane, Dyersburg, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance. (X2).

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Seaton
Alice Seaton, 59, 1941 Sam Houston St., Dyersburg, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (morphine X2).

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Billy Taylor
Billy Taylor, 46, 9232 Edith-Nankipoo Road, Ripley, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (Schedule III- hydrocodone).

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Ivory Taylor
Ivory Taylor, 20, 1227 Hornbrook St., Dyersburg, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a counterfeit controlled substance (X4).

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Thurmond
Clarence Thurmond, 26, 553 Habitat Cove, Dyersburg, Tenn., was indicted for sale of cocaine.

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Wade
Jessica Wade (Pleasant), 24, 100 Marr Drive, Apt. 25, Dyersburg, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (hydrocodone X2).

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Weaver
Richard Weaver, 38, 1311 Cumberland St., Dyersburg, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (morphine).

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Williams
Anita Williams, 59, 770 Christie St., Lot 29, Dyersburg, Tenn., was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (X2).

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Webber
Rita Webber, 34, 119 Fenton St., Halls, Tenn., was indicted for sale of cocaine (X2).

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Zaricor
Kristie Zaricor, 38, Dyer County Jail, was indicted for sale of a controlled substance (morphine X2).

* Police are still searching for Marvin Kirk, 48, for sale of a controlled substance; Anita Williams for sale of a controlled substance (X2); Rita Webber, 34, for sale of a controlled substance (Schedule II-morphine X2); and Marti Chism for sale of a controlled substance. If you have information on the whereabouts of these suspects contact Dyersburg Police at 731-285-1212.


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Where did these people get the drugs? This many people (especially young people) with morphine?

-- Posted by Dude2010 on Sat, Dec 15, 2012, at 11:35 PM

This is a great bust!Thanks to all officers!

-- Posted by chief_ty20 on Sun, Dec 16, 2012, at 6:49 AM

the misuse of pain medication is right up there with meth use in our community as our greatest drug problems. we need new sensible drug laws in our state. however, the mug shots should be in the paper with headlines of the outcome of their day in court after conviction. probably most of these people are guilty, but they should be treated as 'not guilty' until the d.a. and courts determine their punishment. 'com on man'!

-- Posted by closerlook on Sun, Dec 16, 2012, at 7:51 AM

Over-the-counter NSAIDs and pain killers are plenty strong enough. If you're in bad enough shape to need something stronger it should be administered in a hospital only. Somehow people have gotten the idea they have some kind of right to live pain free, which is ridiculous.

-- Posted by A Touch of Reality on Sun, Dec 16, 2012, at 10:07 AM

A Touch of Reality- I can see you've never known anyone with legit pain issues! OTC stuff isn't worth a crap for serious chronic pain problems...

-- Posted by Dude2010 on Sun, Dec 16, 2012, at 1:50 PM

Pam clark is playing musical chairs with county jails... Xavier Jones..... Like father like son... Marvin Kirk... Never got it right,,,, even as a kid... Runions name... enough said... flowers name... enough said... Kenny christian... wanna be bouncer..... o.k.

-- Posted by DMASE on Sun, Dec 16, 2012, at 11:35 PM

A Touch of Reality needs a touch here,I am a burn survivor,with full thickness burns.I take prescription pain killers daily.I can't go to hospital daily.I think TOR has never been injured or is out of touch completely. visit a burn unit and follow up with a patient. and you shall see otc meds are worthless junk

-- Posted by owen on Mon, Dec 17, 2012, at 12:46 PM

Tncare needs to be investigating them too...

-- Posted by thisismysay on Tue, Dec 18, 2012, at 8:26 PM


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