A large cache of marijuana for resale, firearms, and money were seized
at Garver's residence on Friday, May 24.
|Published: 10:28 AM, 05/28/2013
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
COSBY-Following an investigation spanning from mid-2012,
undercover agents within the Cocke County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Unit
conducted numerous marijuana purchases from Lemuel Garver and those named and
unnamed who reside at the address of 455 Middle Creek Road in Cosby. Intelligence gained throughout the
investigation identifies Garver as part of a larger conspiracy to distribute
illegal drugs within Cocke County.
On May 24, 2013 the residence of Garver was entered with
a search warrant. Sheriff Armando Fontes, Chief John Carrell, Captain Derrick
Woods, deputy sheriffs, detectives and narcotics agents within the Cocke County
Sheriff's Department made contact with Garver and numerous others residing at
During the search of the residence and various
surrounding buildings, officers found 49 bags of an individually wrapped green
leafy substance believed to be marijuana packaged in a manner consistent with
resale. These were found inside a
shelf near the rear of the home.
Each individual bag contained approximately 1/4 ounce of suspected
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Newport Plain Talk.
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