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Businesses Raided: Suspected sites of synthetic drug sales are targeted


Federal Drug Enforcement Agency agents, the Cocke County Sheriff's Department,
and the Internal Revenue Service joined forces to serve search warrants on
several businesses and residences in Newport/Cocke County on Monday, Nov. 26.
During the investigation of alleged sales of dangerous synthetic drugs, the public
was barred from the properties being searched, including this Stop-N-Go Market
on Cosby Highway.
Published: 9:01 AM, 11/27/2012

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents, Internal Revenue Service agents, and Cocke County Sheriff's Department officers swooped down on a handful of businesses and residences in the Newport/Cocke County area Monday afternoon, Nov. 26, where suspected sales of synthetic drugs have occurred, according to law enforcement officials.

Sources would not say if anyone was arrested Monday because of the sensitivity of the undercover drug operation that led to the search warrants being served.

Among the stores served search warrants are the Newport Tobacco Outlet on Cosby Highway, and two Stop-N-Go convenience stores - one on West Broadway and the other on Cosby Highway.

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

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