Pawn shop owner arrested, receives drug charge

Apr 13, 2012 Full story: Newport Plain Talk 23

Edward Eugene Thornton, 64, of Dandridge, owner of Newport Pawn Shop on Church Street, in Newport, was arrested Thursday, April 12, and charged with the possession of oxycodone with the intent to distribute it, the Cocke County Sheriff's Department reported.

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about time

Kingston, TN

#1 Apr 14, 2012
by by Eddie was nice knowing you NOT!!!! enjoy your time behind bars an being someones boy toy an oh yea don't guess you will have all that hairspray to keep your hair perfect lol lol
wrath

Morristown, TN

#2 Apr 14, 2012
him and and is boy should be run out of town for ever. put in prison with the rest of those punks selling drugs to these young people killing them to make a dollar tearing up homes worry parents will their child next. maybe you will rot in there give you time to think what you all have done to newport shame shame now tell on every one that sell drugs to try to stay out of prison..
Sorry Folks

Knoxville, TN

#3 Apr 14, 2012
After reading court blotter in the paper, I would be surprised if he serves 6 months. No quanities were mentioned so I doubt he was a major trafficker. Just another punk wannabe drug dealer. He will probably claim entrapment before it is over with. A good lawyer will buy him some house arrest or probation and he will be back in business like it never happened in no time at all.
Hong Kong

Kowloon, Hong Kong

#4 Apr 17, 2012
yee dont mess aroun with the hard stuff ~ especially not dealing it, stick to green
your a dumb ass

United States

#5 Apr 17, 2012
Sorry Folks wrote:
After reading court blotter in the paper, I would be surprised if he serves 6 months. No quanities were mentioned so I doubt he was a major trafficker. Just another punk wannabe drug dealer. He will probably claim entrapment before it is over with. A good lawyer will buy him some house arrest or probation and he will be back in business like it never happened in no time at all.
It's obvious that not only can't you read but know nothing about the federal sentencing guidelines. With his base charges he faces a 10 year mandatory sentence. The number of guns gives him at lest a 9 point enhancement. So that adds 2 to 3 years to his time. The machine gun kits, silencer and short rifle add 5 years at the lest. So believe me if Martha Stewart can't buy her way out of trouble with the feds poor ol Ed is gona do some major time. With out cooperation he can't get under 10 years . So if Ed knows anything be can prove in court on you miss your but good by . I'll be surprised if the don't arrest his boy take everything he owns and lock them both up till the next decade. And you know what they both have ut coming. Lmwao
Im Not The Only One

Knoxville, TN

#6 Apr 17, 2012
your a dumb ass wrote:
<quoted text>It's obvious that not only can't you read but know nothing about the federal sentencing guidelines. With his base charges he faces a 10 year mandatory sentence. The number of guns gives him at lest a 9 point enhancement. So that adds 2 to 3 years to his time. The machine gun kits, silencer and short rifle add 5 years at the lest. So believe me if Martha Stewart can't buy her way out of trouble with the feds poor ol Ed is gona do some major time. With out cooperation he can't get under 10 years . So if Ed knows anything be can prove in court on you miss your but good by . I'll be surprised if the don't arrest his boy take everything he owns and lock them both up till the next decade. And you know what they both have ut coming. Lmwao
That was a little harsh, I can read better than you can spell/write, so climb on off my ass cowboy. I said I read and made my call off the court blotter NOT the story. I really didn't even know it was federal, but since we're spouting knowledge, I think full auto and silencers carry 12 years, so there. And you thought it necessary to bring in Martha for topix cred ?

"So if Ed knows anything be can prove in court on you miss your but good by ." If I cypher this right, you are attempting to say if ed knows anything HE can prove in court, on you, KISS your BUTT good bye. Why the hell would you think I would know the criminal or as you infer, why would you think I am a criminal or frequent a drug selling criminal establishment ? I was bashing the system that WILL put him back on the streets, instead of prosecuting him to the fullest extent of the law. I was not supporting him in any way shape or form. Perhaps I am not the only one who can't read or understand print.
And no I never heard of either of them so I didn't know they had IT coming. To read what you typed I thought they were headed to U.T.
And gee, I guess you know him well enough to suggest he won't "cooperate" to get his charges reduced. What fool wouldn't. So when he does and he will, they will get him down to a few years and he will serve 30% of it and be right back on the streets, because he is a little fish in a big pond.
And that leaves me, paying the bill, getting called names by you, for voicing my opinion. I guess YOU told me, feel better now ?
I sure hope you are not the one writing the indictment, At “lest” I won’t be surprised when “the” don’t arrest his boy and don’t lock them up for the next decade. Yet you CAN spell enhancement ?
The number of guns ? Uh don’t pawn shops sell and stock guns ? Boy it will take a real defense attorney to get that one beat down. Which again, I will get to pay for.
Granted ,“I” includes ALL, tax paying citizens.
I take for granted this post was shifted to the Dandridge post to attract some un-savvy poster into commenting on it and some know it all super poster decided to miss read my intent and set me straight on a thAng or two. Well I feel better now.
Still Laughing your wetarded ass off ? Or should I say,“white trash” ass off ?
You sure showed us rednecks in Dandridge your “sperior intleck”.
Now get back in your glass house and quit throwing rocks !

Since: Apr 12

Parrottsville, TN

#7 Apr 17, 2012
Im Not The Only One wrote:
<quoted text>
That was a little harsh, I can read better than you can spell/write, so climb on off my ass cowboy. I said I read and made my call off the court blotter NOT the story. I really didn't even know it was federal, but since we're spouting knowledge, I think full auto and silencers carry 12 years, so there. And you thought it necessary to bring in Martha for topix cred ?
"So if Ed knows anything be can prove in court on you miss your but good by ." If I cypher this right, you are attempting to say if ed knows anything HE can prove in court, on you, KISS your BUTT good bye. Why the hell would you think I would know the criminal or as you infer, why would you think I am a criminal or frequent a drug selling criminal establishment ? I was bashing the system that WILL put him back on the streets, instead of prosecuting him to the fullest extent of the law. I was not supporting him in any way shape or form. Perhaps I am not the only one who can't read or understand print.
And no I never heard of either of them so I didn't know they had IT coming. To read what you typed I thought they were headed to U.T.
And gee, I guess you know him well enough to suggest he won't "cooperate" to get his charges reduced. What fool wouldn't. So when he does and he will, they will get him down to a few years and he will serve 30% of it and be right back on the streets, because he is a little fish in a big pond.
And that leaves me, paying the bill, getting called names by you, for voicing my opinion. I guess YOU told me, feel better now ?
I sure hope you are not the one writing the indictment, At “lest” I won’t be surprised when “the” don’t arrest his boy and don’t lock them up for the next decade. Yet you CAN spell enhancement ?
The number of guns ? Uh don’t pawn shops sell and stock guns ? Boy it will take a real defense attorney to get that one beat down. Which again, I will get to pay for.
Granted ,“I” includes ALL, tax paying citizens.
I take for granted this post was shifted to the Dandridge post to attract some un-savvy poster into commenting on it and some know it all super poster decided to miss read my intent and set me straight on a thAng or two. Well I feel better now.
Still Laughing your wetarded ass off ? Or should I say,“white trash” ass off ?
You sure showed us rednecks in Dandridge your “sperior intleck”.
Now get back in your glass house and quit throwing rocks !
wow sounds like someone got thier feelings hurt lmwao.It always make me chuckel when someones post gets trashed and the only come back the poster can make is attack the grammer this isnt english class a hole. but we are so glad you took the time to post a book just to show how much smarter you are than us and i didnt use puntuation and miss spelled words and you arre still a dumb ass
laughing

AOL

#8 Apr 17, 2012
I went to his pawn shop some time back and tried to buy back a gun of ours that had been stolen and we found out it was at his pawn shop. When he looked at my drivers license, and because I was not required to have my picture on it since I was 65, he turned me down and wouldn't let me have it.
He said it would break the law and he just could not break the law by letting me buy it. hahaha
RUsure

Knoxville, TN

#9 Apr 17, 2012
your a dumb ass wrote:
<quoted text>It's obvious that not only can't you read but know nothing about the federal sentencing guidelines. With his base charges he faces a 10 year mandatory sentence. The number of guns gives him at lest a 9 point enhancement. So that adds 2 to 3 years to his time. The machine gun kits, silencer and short rifle add 5 years at the lest. So believe me if Martha Stewart can't buy her way out of trouble with the feds poor ol Ed is gona do some major time. With out cooperation he can't get under 10 years . So if Ed knows anything be can prove in court on you miss your but good by . I'll be surprised if the don't arrest his boy take everything he owns and lock them both up till the next decade. And you know what they both have ut coming. Lmwao
You must be a lawyer or an Armondo disciple. I applaud Chuck Evans. I heard on Snader News that Chuck worked this case. I am glad he is on the fast track. Go Chuck, maybe Armondo will move you to Chief Deputy soon. Look out John your position may be in jeopardy. I hope that your raise does not get taken away and given to the new Chief Deputy.
Reckon That Settles It

Knoxville, TN

#10 Apr 17, 2012
You are an ignorant dickhead, instead of just a dickhead, who just wants to fight. You have fun with that...
good job

AOL

#11 Apr 17, 2012
Maybe a few more kids will live this week because this bastard is locked up. It's happening every few days of another mother & father's child is loosing their lives over people like him trying to make a few dollars..I think these people who sell drugs to our kids are murders as much as someone who blows someone's head off with a gun and they should have to serve the same time as a murderer.
TTT

Johnson City, TN

#12 Apr 17, 2012
Now lock up the doctors that prescribed the things to begin with.
Lets be real

Nashville, TN

#13 Apr 18, 2012
Its so easy to blame someone for problems but fact is I keep seein the same thing over and over its his fault that kids are on drugs hate to be the one to tell everyone that believes Ed being locked up is keepin kids off drugs it's not let the people on drugs take a little responsibility. They will still get just as high but they'll have to drive a little further to get it. So let's drop your theory and face the facts!!
raw head rex

United States

#14 Apr 18, 2012
Hope ed and his boy get a$$ raped daily for years to com!!!!!
F off losers

Manchester, TN

#15 Apr 28, 2012
I don't see ant gun chargesvmentioned anywhere. And a drug charge is not a mandatory 10 year charge dumbasses
u the loser

United States

#16 Apr 29, 2012
F off losers wrote:
I don't see ant gun chargesvmentioned anywhere. And a drug charge is not a mandatory 10 year charge dumbasses
yes it is in federal court. The feds have mandatory minimums in almost all drug and firearms charges it all depends on amounts type of firearms and if the defendant is a felon
knowthetruth

Morristown, TN

#17 May 10, 2012
None of you know what your talking about. I know for a fact he is not a dealer or a thief. He is a parent trying to get his son off drugs and and he met with a sorry ass that set him up! I hope everyone of you rot in hell and maybe you or your kids will get raped everyday!!! would serve you all the same! if you didnt get your gun back then there was a reason. look in your own back yard.
stoner

United States

#18 May 12, 2012
knowthetruth wrote:
None of you know what your talking about. I know for a fact he is not a dealer or a thief. He is a parent trying to get his son off drugs and and he met with a sorry ass that set him up! I hope everyone of you rot in hell and maybe you or your kids will get raped everyday!!! would serve you all the same! if you didnt get your gun back then there was a reason. look in your own back yard.
Jonathan must be out of duster to huff . So to be the one to tell you son he is a dealer . And don't worry old men don't get rapped in prison unless they want to be or the screw over the wrong one . Now you johnny boy on the other hand are cute and those big bull queers will love you watch your ass boy. Lol
anonymous

United States

#19 May 12, 2012
This is pigeon forge post not dandridge nor newport
duh

Kingston, TN

#20 May 12, 2012
anonymous wrote:
This is pigeon forge post not dandridge nor newport
This is Newport Topix and was started by the news article from The Newport Plain Talk newspaper on Friday April 13th....most likely in all of the above but started in Newport! But really what does it matter??? He is from here, has his business here, and got caught here!!

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