Around 7:15 pm on Thursday night, members of the La Follette Police Department’s Drug Unit and Special Response Team along with officers from the 8th Judicial Drug Task Force and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant located at 115 North 5th Street in La Follette. The narcotics search warrant was conducted in response to a number of complaints received by the Department regarding drug traffic and gambling operations at that location. During the raid officers recovered felony amounts of marijuana along with illegal gambling devices. The investigation remains on-going, and charges are pending.
The raid took place at the building located in the bend of North 5th Street where it meets West Walden Street; just down from the WLAF studio.
There is a related story further down this page. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/01/2019-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S NEKA WARD)