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Local SWAT team rounds up 11 people

(c)2011 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS

A total of 11 people were arrested in a sweep of suspected drug sellers/users in Newport
and Cocke County on Tuesday, April 5. The sweep was a joint effort of the Newport Police
Department, Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force, and Cocke County Sheriff's
Department, with assistance from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Some of the
Newport/Cocke County Tactical Response Team, shown here, began the roundup at 5:30
a.m. on Tuesday, and concluded it in the afternoon. Left to right are: Nick Holt, reserve
deputy; Administrative Captain Derrick Woods; Chief Deputy John Carrell; Sheriff
Armando Fontes; Sgt. Brian Holt; Newport Police Department Chief Maurice Shults; Deputy
Sheriff Jason Oury; Patrolman Billy Woody; Sgt. C.J. Ball; Deputy Sheriff Josh Hartsell, Lt.
Ricky Holt, Patrolman Donald Coakley, and Deputy Sheriff Hollis Emmons.
Published: 8:13 AM, 04/07/2011 Last updated: 8:13 AM, 04/07/2011
 

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-A total of 11 people suspected of using and selling drugs were arrested Tuesday in a roundup that began at 5:30 a.m.

The operation to serve sealed presentments was a joint effort by the Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force, Newport Police Department, and Cocke County Sheriff's Department, with assistance from the Tennessee Bureau of Information (TBI).

For more details, please see the latest edition of the Newport Plain Talk. 

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