Following a Campbell County Sheriff’s Department news release that was published on Wednesday morning on WLAF, one of the people involved has reached out to WLAF. In the release, the CCSD detailed (full release below) that on Wednesday morning it executed a narcotics search warrant at a houseboat at Powell Valley Marina on Norris Lake where items used to package meth for resale were found, and that Jeff Hassler and his wife, Connie, will be facing several charges.
Jeff Hassler requested to WLAF that he wanted this said on his behalf, ” Nothing was found at our houseboat nor will there ever be. Based on our past, they blowed this way out of proportion. My wife about passed away, and I have had to stay at home and take care of her. But finding a job now, after all this, will be nearly impossible.”
The sheriff’s department stands by its statement of “this is an ongoing investigation and will continue. Individuals involved will be facing several charges including multiple counts of the sell and delivery of a schedule II controlled substance.” (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/08/2018-6AM)
SWAT Team raids husband and wife’s houseboat
Early this morning, November 7, around 6:30 am, The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics Team executed a narcotics search warrant on a houseboat located at Powell Valley Marina. It was the home-on-the-lake of 41-year old Jeff Hassler and 53-year old Connie Hassler. Sheriff’s Office Investigators recently investigated complaints of the sale of narcotics in the Powell Valley area of Campbell County. The investigation led them to execute a narcotics search warrant on the waters of Norris Lake. Investigators conducted several undercover methamphetamine purchases from different individuals in the area prior to the execution of the search warrant.
Sheriff’s Office Investigators collected evidence such as several digital scales for weighing narcotics and countless items used to package methamphetamine for resale, along with other paraphernalia. Campbell County Sheriff Robbie K. Goins stated, “To enforce drug crimes, you have to adapt to what the criminals are doing. This investigation led us to the water, so that’s where we were this morning.”
This is an ongoing investigation and will continue. Individuals involved will be facing several charges including multiple counts of the sell and delivery of a schedule II controlled substance. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/07/2018-10:45AM)