7th Judicial Crime Task Force Executes Search Warrant That Turns Up Several Drugs

On February 19, 2021, Agents with the 7th Judicial Crime Task Force completed an investigation by executing a search warrant at 1045 Blockhouse Valley Rd, Clinton, Tennessee 37716, to search for evidence related to narcotics offenses. Agencies who assisted in the search warrant include: the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. and patrol divisions, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the United States Marshal’s Smoky Mountain Fugitive Task Force. The Smoky Mountain Fugitive Task Force is comprised of Deputy Marshals and members of the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, Sevier County Sheriff’s Office, and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. 

A search of the residence yielded suspected methamphetamine, suspected fentanyl, 2 firearms, and suspected THC wax. In all, 6 individuals were arrested. Thomas Thompson was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Manufacture, Sale, Delivery of Methamphetamine, Criminal Conspiracy, Possession of a Firearm During the commission of a Dangerous Felony and Maintaining a Dwelling. Gregory Wallace was charged with Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony, Manufacture, Sale, Delivery of Schedule II, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Unlawful Carry to go Armed. David Cox was charged with Maintaining a Dwelling and Criminal Conspiracy. Three other individuals were arrested on outstanding warrants. Christara Brady, Violation of Probation x2, Bruce Weltch, Violation of Probation, and Mark Howard, Violation of Probation.

Sheriff Russell Barker of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office praised the efforts of the CTF. “The efforts of the task force have proven to be a vital asset in the fight against drugs and crime. The dedication and commitment of these men and women are instrumental in this fight.”

District Attorney General Dave Clark of the 7th Judicial District stated, “When law enforcement resources and community involvement work together, the rewards and benefits are substantial. The combination of efforts between local and federal partners benefit the citizens of the 7th Judicial District greatly by taking illicit drugs off the streets and holding those responsible accountable.”

The 7th Judicial Crime Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional task force comprised of the 7th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, Clinton Police Department, Norris Police Department, Oak Ridge Police Department, Oliver Springs Police Department, Rocky Top Police Department, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The Crime Task Force focuses on drug and violent crime.

All weights, counts, and identity of substances are pending the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations crime lab results.  Charges are pending at this time.

If you have information about this case or any other drug activity, please contact the 7th Crime Task Force tip line at 865-361-5700.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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