Narcotics search warrant executed at 614 East Beech Street on the corner of Cumberland Avenue

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A convicted felon was one of four people arrested Thursday in an afternoon drug raid conducted by the LaFollette Police Narcotics Unit, Special Response Team and Patrol Unit. The arrests came about as the result of an undercover investigation into the sale of illegal narcotics at a home on the east side of town. “Our drug unit investigators have been purchasing Heroin at this home in about a month long investigation,” said LaFollette Police Lt. Matthew Forsyth.

At 614 East Beech Street, the corner of Beech and Cumberland, a 1:30pm raid occurred with the execution of a narcotics search warrant. Frank Everette, 44, 614 East Beech St., was the target of the investigation. Before Thursday, Everette was most recently arrested by LaFollette Police late last summer and then again Thursday. He is being housed this morning in the Campbell County Jail on charges of possession of schedule I, II, III and V controlled substances, resale and possession of a hand gun by a convicted felon, according to jail records.

The home where a narcotics search warrant was executed Thursday is at the corner of Beech St. and Cumberland Ave.

Aside from Everette, there were four other suspects on the premises. All five suspects were brought out of the house and detained on the front porch. Three of those suspects were arrested, 41-year old Eric Walden and Jamie Jones, 49, both of Jacksboro along with 32-year old Carolyn Cornett of La Follette.

Based on jail records, Walden’s charge is a capias while Jones and Cornett face drug charges. Jones’ charges include possession of a schedule I controlled substance, and Cornett faces capias, possession of schedule I, II and V controlled substances and drug paraphernalia charges.

The deep search into the house went on for quite some time Thursday afternoon. Forsyth pointed out that a significant amount of Heroin had allegedly been recovered very early in the search.

Several officers and units, including the codes officer, participated in a Thursday afternoon raid.

After arrival on the scene, LPD called in the LaFollette Codes Department. It appeared that there were possible codes violations at the house as well, according to the lieutenant. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/01/2024-6AM)

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