Drug arrests at 39 and counting

Mar. 07, 2013 @ 05:09 PM

Several people were arrested in Sevier County on Thursday as a result of indictments handed down this week by a Sevier County grand jury.

Thursday’s arrests were the result of an eight-month undercover drug operation called “Pillpusher,” conducted by the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit.

Sheriff Ron Seals said officers from several departments hit the streets at 6 a.m., arresting drug suspects in all parts of the county.

Some 29 people were arrested as of mid-afternoon, and Seals said several more were being sought.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by Smoky Mountain U.S. Marshal’s Task Force and Sevier County constables during the round-up.

The following people have been taken into custody and charged:

Robert C. Bernard, 22, 933 Boyds Creek Road, Seymour, two counts sale and delivery of Schedule VI marijuana

Lance A. Carver, 27, 1629 Spruce Drive, Sevierville, tw counts sale and delivery of Schedule II Oxycodone

Timothy W. Connor, 55, 221 Woodland Road unit 210, Gatlinburg, one count ale and delivery of Schedule II Oxycodone

James D. Cruze, 52, 2438 Ridge Road, Sevierville, one count sale and delivery of Schedule II morphine

Joshua D. Cruze, 30, 2444 Ridge Road, Pigeon Forge, one count sale and delivery of Schedule II Hydromorphone (morphine)

Amanda L. Cureton, 29, 126 Murrell Meadows Dr. Apt 19, Sevierville, one count sale and delivery of counterfeit substance, one count casual exchange of Schedule II Hydrocodone

James E. Dotson, 41, 701 Maples Hollow Road, Sevierville, one count sale and delivery of a counterfeit substance

Paul S. Eslinger, 72, 422 Rocky Top Drive, Sevierville, one count sale and delivery of Schedule II Oxycodone

Teresa Gail Flowers, 43, 1519 Black Oak Drive, Sevierville, two counts sale and delivery of Schedule II Oxycodone

Charles E. Herrington, 46, 535 Vicksburg Ln. No. 13, Kodak, one count sale and delivery of Schedule II Oxycodone, two counts sale and delivery of Schedule II morphine

Jeffrey Lee Huskey, 47, 1756 Ridge Road, Sevierville, two counts sale and delivery of of Schedule II Oxycodone

Jeremy B. Johnson, 45, 445 Pioneer Ridge Way, Seymour, one count sale and delivery of Schedule II Oxycodone

David E. Lindensmith, 60, 4020 French Broad Circle, Sevierville, one count sale and delivery of Schedule II morphine

Francisco J. Lopez, 41, 3645 Lilly Blvd. Apt. 2, Sevierville, two counts sale and delivery of Schedule II Oxycodone, two counts sale and delivery of Schedule III Hydrocodone

Hailey E. Manning, 39, 454 Loop Road, Gatlinburg, two counts sale and delivery of Schedule II Oxycodone

Tiffany J. Martin, 25, 3275 Nunns Cove Road, Sevierville, one count sale and delivery of Schedule II morphine

Sherry L. Metcalf, 44, 1044 Mountain Scenic Way, Sevierville, one count sale and delivery of Schedule II Oxycodone

Emert R. Ownby, 44, 742 Mountain Top Road, Gatlinburg, one count sale and delivery of Schedule II Oxycodone

Ronald “Hop” Ownby, 66, 2110 Waldens Creek Road, Sevierville, two counts sale and delivery of Schedule II Oxycodone

Chad A Powers, 39, 1516 Kildee Lane, Sevierville, two counts sale and delivery of Schedule II Oxycodone

Clarence A. Nelson, 45, 349 Holly Ridge Road Robert E. Lee Motel, Gatlinburg, one count aale and delivery of Schedule 11 Oxymorphone (morphine)

Carl A. Pruitt, 37, 126 Murrell Meadows Drive Apt 19, Sevierville, one count sale and delivery of a counterfeit substance

Brandy T. Tramel, 32, 738 Yellow Britches Road, Cosby, two counts sale and delivery Schedule II morphine

Tony Lynn Wear, 32, 970 Wear Lane, Pigeon Forge, one count sale and delivery of Schedule II, Oxycodone

Kristie R. Welch, 22, 218 Ski Mtn Road, Gatlinburg, one count sale and delivery of Schedule II Oxycodone

Stephanie M. Welch, 20, 980 Hidden Harbor Lane, Sevierville, one count sale and delivery Schedule II Oxycodone

Steve O. Weldon, 36, Days Inn, Parkway, Pigeon Forge, one count sale and delivery of Schedule II Oxycodone

Katherine “Candy” Williams, 112 King St., Sevierville, one count sale and delivery of Schedule II Oxycodone

Michael E. Williams, 45, 112 King St., Sevierville, one count sale and delivery of Oxycodone