August 27, 2020
For Immediate Release: Narcotics Search Warrants
Contact: Kimberly Glenn, Communications Director
In an effort to decrease the recent spike in overdose deaths in Knox County, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Detectives who are Task Force Officers with the Drug Related Death Task Force along with the Narcotics Unit, S.W.A.T and assistance from Patrol Units have conducted search warrants throughout the county this week.
The rise in overdose deaths in recent months has meant long hours for the Detectives in these units. As I have stated many times before, this is not just a Law Enforcement issue this is a community issue. It takes a collaborative effort from various resources to get drugs off our streets, educate our youth about the dangers of drugs and to hopefully save lives. – Tom Spangler, Sheriff
8/25/2020 8137 Paradise Lane Powell, Tennessee 3 suspects arrested:
Randall R. Houser DOB 11/20/1970
Elizabeth S. Walker DOB 01/20/1998
Tabithia M. McMillan DOB 03/15/1989
Approximate amounts believed to be the following: 13 grams of Heroin, 1 gram of Methamphetamine, 32 Gabapentin pills, 10 Methadone wafers.
Also removed was a utility trailer with an altered VIN number
8/24/2020 213 Towne Road Knoxville, Tennessee
5 suspects arrested:
Randall A. Hurst DOB 8/27/1986
Jeremiah J. Ballew DOB 11/13/1982
Brian A. Brown DOB 12/6/1977
Holly L. Burke DOB 7/27/1988
Brandon P. Giles DOB 1/17/1991
Approximate amounts believed to be the following:
3 ounces of Methamphetamine, 4 ounces of Heroin, 1 ounce of Methamphetamine laced with Fentanyl, 11 grams of Marijuana, 9 Gabapentin pills, Packaging materials, Digital scales Paperwork considered to be ledgers, 2 Handguns with numerous rounds of ammunition.
These Offenses did occur within a School Zone