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Alleged drug dealer arrested in sting

Published: 8:59 AM, 11/06/2012

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-A man involved in the sale and delivery of prescription pills in Cocke County "for some time" was arrested in an undercover sting operation on Saturday, Nov. 3, Cocke County Sheriff Armando Fontes stated on Monday, Nov. 5.

Edward Clemens Judd, 53, of 1510 James Branch Road, in Newport, was arrested at the intersection of Carson Springs and West Highway 25/70, around 1:50 p.m., and charged with possession of Schedule 2 (Oxycodone) for resale, narcotics agent Chuck Evans reported.

The sheriff, two narcotics agents, and Lt. Ricky Holt of the CCSD assisted in the sting and arrest.

Officers allegedly set up the undercover drug buy, in which Judd was to meet a drug buyer at the Exxon gas station near Carson Springs Road, to sell that person Oxycodone, the report stated.

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