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Thornton indicted on drug charges

Published: 7:04 PM, 11/15/2013 Last updated: 7:04 PM, 11/15/2013

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Jonathan Edward Thornton, 28, of 116 Willow Brook Road, in Newport, in jail on other charges, was indicted by federal court for distributing crack cocaine, possession of stolen firearms, and being a felon in possession of a firearm, the Cocke County Sheriff's Department reported.Thornton was in the Cocke County Jail Annex on other charges when served with the new charges from U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee in Greeneville, the report stated.The federal court issued a warrant for the arrest of Thornton who, as it turned out, was already in jail after being arrested Nov. 5 on charges of the sale, delivery, manufacturing, and possession of drugs, according to a jail employee.

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