|Published: 9:36 AM, 08/08/2013
||Last updated: 9:37 AM, 08/08/2013
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-A "big-time" drug dealer in Cocke
County and another person who is "always with, and around, people selling
drugs" were arrested Tuesday, Aug. 6, Cocke County Sheriff Armando Fontes
Officers received a tip earlier in the day that Cordara
Marquis Johnson, 24, of 243 White Oak, in Newport, was in the area selling
drugs, Deputy Sheriff Jerry Vandergriff reported.
Sheriff Fontes said of Johnson, "He's a very active
drug dealer in the community."
Undercover officers made an arrangement to meet Johnson
at the Sparkle Wash car wash at 435 Cosby Highway to purchase crack cocaine,
and, a vehicle with Johnson and driven by Whitney Lashea Shults, 21, arrived.
Officers stopped the vehicle.
Officers allegedly recovered 13 grams of crack cocaine
from the right cargo pocket of Johnson's shorts, as well as one gram of
marijuana and $995 in cash, according to Vandergriff's report.
For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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