The La Follette Police Department’s Drug Unit, assigned to the Drug Task Force, started a very busy day for local law enforcement this morning in west La Follette.
La Follette Police executed a search warrant at this home on 905 West Forest Street in La Follette.
A search warrant was executed not long after 10:30 am on Friday morning at 905 West Forest Street. LPD Captain Stephen Wallen says the raid netted about a pound of pot (marijuana) and drug paraphernalia.
However, information shared at that bust led to an even bigger bust a short time later a few streets over at 1012 West Central Avenue.
Someone at the light colored stone home gave officers consent to enter and search the residence.
Wallen describes the mid-afternoon haul as ten plus pounds of pot that may actually be between 15 and 20 pounds. A person in the home told police that they have a marijuana grower in California who ships the pot by way of the US Mail Service to their La Follette address.
Agents assigned by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office and Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms agencies also took part in today’s activity with the LaFollette Police Department’s Drug Unit and Special Response Team. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/06/2018-4:30PM)
UPDATE: No arrests were made in either of these busts. However, lots of evidence was gathered as state and federal grand juries are still to come involving these cases. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/07/2018-11AM)