TOP PHOTO: This is the home, 648 Poplar Avenue-Jellico, where Campbell County Sheriff’s Investigators recovered large amounts of drugs and stolen goods along with weapons.
JELLICO, TN (WLAF) – A child was found in the home of alleged drug dealers when investigators with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office conducted a raid on Monday afternoon. CCSO Detective-Sergeant Gary Jeffers executed the search warrant as the CCSO Drug Unit entered at 648 Poplar Avenue.
The home of Dustin Louden and Sarah Sutton is where investigators focused their efforts locating illegal drugs throughout the home. A laundry list of drugs was found ranging from heroin to meth to marijuana to morphine and more according to the sheriff’s office arrest report.
Weapons were also found inside the home that sits less than 500-feet away from the Jellico Elementary School Zone. Investigators confiscated three handguns and a rifle. Drug paraphernalia, including several digital scales, hypodermic syringes, plastic baggies, glass pipes and more was found.
Additionally, lots of stolen items were also recovered from the home. The dollar amount placed on the stolen items totals more than $36,000 based on investigators estimate.
A minor child was rescued from the house during the raid. Investigators stated that the child had access to meth, marijuana, pills and drug paraphernalia.
“It’s heartbreaking when we find a young kid subjected to this type of life. We will be working hard to guarantee that the child is never forced to live in a drug home again,” said Sheriff Robbie Goins.
Louden and Sutton were arrested and each was charged with possession of schedule I, II, III, IV, V and VI controlled substances along with drug free school zone and child abuse or neglect or endangerment. Theft under a thousand dollars charges were also levied against Louden.
Louden, 42, and Sutton, 37, remain housed in the Campbell County Jail this morning and have an August 30 court date set.
“If you are concerned about possible drug activity in your area, I encourage you to call me,” said Sheriff Goins. The drug hotline is strictly confidential. The number is 423.566.DRUG (3784). (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/27/2022-6AM-UPDATED – 07/27/2022-6PM)