TOP PHOTO: There were blue lights on West Virginia Avenue as La Follette Police Investigators executed a narcotics search warrant at the basement of this home early Friday morning.

William Riley Morgan (short blue jeans) is being interviewed by La Follette Det.-Sgt. Matt Forsyth.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – It was around 7am Friday when La Follette Police rolled up to a home in the West Virginia Avenue neighborhood. LPD’s Drug Unit and Special Response Team executed a narcotics search warrant at 711 West Virginia Avenue.

The owner of the home lives upstairs and was notified by police that they were working a case in the basement.

“William Riley Morgan is our main target in this investigation, and he’s headed to jail. We’ve been making undercover, controlled buys of heroin here for about a month,” said Det.-Sgt. Matthew Forsyth. The Det.-Sgt. goes on to say that Morgan lives in the basement of the home, and a large amount of heroin was found when they made entry this morning.

The arrest location sits where West Virginia Avenue and South 17th Street intersect.

Another investigation led police to conduct undercover buys at this south La Follette home. “Morgan is a convicted felon for burglary and meth sales,” said LPD Captain Steve Wallen.

Morgan, 49, 711 West Virginia Avenue, La Follette, was charged with manufacture, delivery, sale of schedule I heroin, tampering with evidence and felony possession of drug paraphernalia. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/15/2022-8:45AM)

4 Replies to “LPD’s Drug Unit and Special Response Team make early morning arrest”

    1. I’m glad something is being done I’ve had to keep my kids inside for almost a year unless I am right with them! I’ve had needles thrown in my yard countless times, and everyone knows I have 5 children here, how careless is that!?! I love straight across the road and I’m so happy we can relax at least a little while!!

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