CCSO executes narcotics search warrants

Investigators with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office say that one person was arrested and another person is facing charges after a pair of drug raids on Thursday.

In a press release, the CCSO says that on Thursday, February 4th, officers served a narcotics search warrant at a home on South Sudenny Lane in LaFollette. The investigation began following citizen complaints of suspicious activity, and included undercover purchases of substances believed to be heroin and meth.

During Thursday’s raid, deputies reported finding and seizing substances believed to be heroin and meth, as well as drug parpahernalia and an undisclosed amount of cash believed to have been used in the sale and purchase of narcotics. Deputies reported that when they arrived, there were six people inside a 600-square foot apartment located inside a barn, as well as “over one hundred used needles” and other drug paraphernalia.

The home’s resident, 34-year-old Jessica Halcomb, was arrested at the scene and booked into the Campbell County Jail on drug-related charges. She is due in court in April.

The CCSO says that its deputies also assisted LaFollette Police in executing a narcotics search warrant at a home on East Chestnut Street. That investigation also began with a tip and also included what were described as numerous purchases of pills and marijuana at the residence.

Deputies reported finding substances believed to be Xanax, Suboxone and marijuana, along with drug paraphernalia and an undisclosed amount of cash.

The resident, identified by authorities as 55-year-old Floyd Walden, was not home at he time of the raid, but the Sheriff’s Office says charges against him will be presented to the grand jury.

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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