According to Sheriff Ray, the round-up is the result of an ongoing investigation his office started several months ago and is assisted by the 8th Judicial Drug Task Force, The TN Meth Task Force, Agents of Inspector General Office, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
As of 2:00 PM today, 15 Drug Dealers were taken into custody and transported to the Claiborne County Justice Center where they will be processed and arraigned before the court for a bond and a trial date set. This ‘Round-Up’ will continue throughout the day and night until all of the indictments are served.
Sheriff Ray stated “If those who traffic in illegal sales of Narcotic Drugs think that the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office will discontinue fighting drug dealers, They better think again. We will continue to investigate, identify, and arrest anyone who is involved in drug trafficking. My best advice to drug dealers is simply leave Claiborne County.”
The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all the good citizens for their cooperation and information received and encourage those who have any information concerning illegal drug trafficking, please contact us, The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office at: (423) 626-3385.
Tune in to next weeks Claiborne Progress for more information on this story!!!