Claiborne Co. Drug Bust
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Rambo

Wilmore, KY

#1 Dec 8, 2010
Just heard 50 more were Busted in Drug pipeline in Claiborne Co. please post any new info.
hahahaha

New Tazewell, TN

#2 Dec 8, 2010
It's about damn time. These people know what they are doing so they deserve to go to jail. Hope this bust leads to more arrests later on down the line.
lol

Tazewell, TN

#3 Dec 8, 2010
one of the claiborne county officers randy williams got it and if they would check there would be more im sure
Never Thought

Tazewell, TN

#4 Dec 8, 2010
Font Size: CLAIBORNE COUNTY, Tenn.(WVLT) Investigators served search warrants both in Florida and Claiborne County seizing tens of thousands of dollars in cars, trucks, ATVs and cash.

"This is a big hit and a big lick for them to take," said Claiborne County Sheriff David Ray.

Fifty people were indicted on conspiracy to possess and sell oxycodone in Claiborne County. One - a former officer of law, Randy Williams.

"It doesn't make any difference who is involved in narcotics, illegal narcotics. We will apprehend them, identify them and we will charge them," said Ray.

Police say the group traveled to Tampa, Florida using fake prescriptions and fake id's to get the drugs and bring them back to East Tennessee. Claiborne authorities worked with several other agencies during the investigation which they say lasted four years.

"Working side by side, working with cooperative individuals giving us information and keeping it quiet for as long as we have has been a very good success," said Ray.

Those charged are facing up to 10 years in prison and though police believe they've dismantled the drug ring the investigation continues.

"This cartel? We got most of them," said Ray.

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CLAIBORNE Co., Tenn.(WVLT)-- Fifty people are charged with criminal conspiracy with the intent to distribute and sale Oycodone, the Claiborne Co. Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday.

The announcement comes after offices from the department, along with agents from the DEA, IRS, THPP, 8th Judicial Task Force, Department of Revenue, began making arrests.

The indictments are the result of an multi-department investigation that began in October of last year. A federal grand jury in Knoxville handed down twenty of the indictments, while a Claiborne Co. Grand Jury accounted for the other thirty.

According to the Sheriff's Office, federal search warrants were executed in Claiborne Co. and in Pinellas Co., Florida. Those searches resulted in the arrests of Trent Bussell and Amanda Bible. Bussell and Bible were both charged with Trafficking in Oxycodone in Florida and remain in jail, Bussell on a $150,000 bond and Bible on a $100,000 bond.

Authorities have seized several items including a houseboat, pontoon boat, three jet skis, four 4x4 ATV vehicles, several motorcycles, cars and trucks along with a substantial amount of U.S. currency.

Claiborne Co. Sheriff David Ray said the arrests did not only disrupt this cartel but dismantled this criminal enterprise and thanked the citizens who helped in the investigation.

He also offered a special thanks to the U.S. Attorney's Office and the State District Attorney's Office for their assistance.

Those arrested Wednesday were taken to Claiborne Co. Jail and held on preset bonds up to $100,000.

Christopher Mason -- Federal-Conspiracy with intent to distribute and sale Oxycodone

Maryan Miracle -- Federal-Conspiracy with intent to distribute and sale Oxycodone

Randy Williams -- Federal-Conspiracy with intent to distribute and sale Oxycodone

Jackie Mize -- Federal-Conspiracy with intent to distribute and sale Oxycodone

Billy Mize -- Federal-Conspiracy with intent to distribute and sale Oxycodone

Carson Day -- Federal-Conspiracy with intent to distribute and sale Oxycodone

Leona Wilbanks -- Conspiracy to sell or deliver Schedule II

Darien Perry -- Amended Violation of Probation, Capias- Bench Warrant, Manufacturing Schedule II Narcotics and Violation of Probation, Child Support Attachment, Child Abuse and Neglect, Financial Responsibility, Drivers License Violation, Muffler Law
Capias- Bench Warrant,Conspiracy to sell or Deliver Schedule II Narcotics

Ryan Mize -- Solicitation to Sell or Deliver Schedule II Narcotics
rover

Tazewell, TN

#6 Dec 8, 2010
Leona Wilbanks really showed her #ss on the news tonight when she said "yeah let me in the back seat" of the police car. How lowlife can you be when you are over 70 years old and you have buried 2 kids and some grandchildren to drugs and your other sons and daughters are dealing pr using. She claims to be a big Christian but she is also David Rays good friend. Nothing will come of this but she should have a conscience. This woman has no conscience. I know for a fact that her family members have brought her stolen things from the family and she would not give them back. They had to pay her with a profit. Poor pitiful woman.
flush

Tazewell, TN

#7 Dec 8, 2010
butthole David Ray had nothing to do with it at all ,it was federal agencys who did the whole thing ,
dont be surprised if you see the illustrious shrrif's name come up in a few days ,everyone knows he has been involved in this shyte for years.

...to whoever pulled my post a while ago ,you keep pullin i keep postin,,,the truth cannot be hidden for long
iknow

United States

#9 Dec 8, 2010
I bet that one of the officers is bobby morelock I know for a fact that he's a big druggie.
OOPSsss

Tazewell, TN

#10 Dec 9, 2010
They didnt get all the people thats run to fla and back.Havent caught that person and others yet!
mad

Tazewell, TN

#11 Dec 9, 2010
what does everyones think about the drug problem in our county? A whole generation of people are have died.
wondering

Tazewell, TN

#12 Dec 9, 2010
wonder if they got daine dyer-steve dyer & becky ayers thats a few of who diane takes to florida guess not
can believe

New Tazewell, TN

#13 Dec 9, 2010
I believe the goverment is letting the pill problem get out of hand to weed the bad out of the good in death. What do you all think about this?
Never Thought

Tazewell, TN

#14 Dec 9, 2010
Here is some more names and info: Officials with the Claiborne County Sheriff's Office and a federal grand jury in Knoxville said 50 people will soon go to jail for their involvement in a prescription pill pipeline which reaches Florida.

Last month, officials arrested several people including Trent Bussell and Amanda Bible in both Claiborne County and Florida in connection with the pipeline. Bussell and Bible were both charged with trafficking in oxycodone in Florida. Both are still in jail.

A release from the Department of Justice stated that 35-year-old Bussell and others were involved in drug trafficking and money laundering for over two years and included several drugs such as oxycodone, hydromorphone and hydrocodone.

According to a release, sheriffs said there are now 50 indictments for charges ranging from conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute to sell of over 2,000 grams of oxycodone.

Officials arrested and indicted sixteen of the individuals involved with the federal drug trafficking conspiracy on Wednesday. Those arrested included, 64-year-old Leonard Bussell of Tazewell; 58-year-old Geneva Bussell of Tazewell; 28-year-old Kenneth Trent Mason of Harrogate; 31-year-old Crystal Nicole Mason of Speedwell; 37-year-old Christopher Ray Mason of Tazewell; 36-year-old Rodger Gerrid Bussell of New Tazewell; 48-year-old Randy Williams of New Tazewell; 42-year-old Dwight Creech of Cumberland, Kentucky; 39-year-old Jeff Adcock of New Tazewell; 27-year-old Johnny Harvey of Knoxville; 61-year-old Jackie Mize of Harrogate; 40-year-old Billy Mize of Harrogate; 62-year-old Carson Day of Tazewell; 43-year-old Mary Lynn Caldwell of Harrogate and 33-year-old Tonya Miracle of New Tazewell.

Nicole Seal, 31, of New Tazewell; Jessica Wilson, 37, of New Tazewell; and Althea Gamble, 58, of Warren, Michigan were also indicted in the federal money laundering conspiracy.

Officials will take those who were arrested to the Claiborne County Jail where some will then be transported to Federal Court in Knoxville. If they are convicted the defendant faces charges for up to 20 years in prison.

During the investigation officers seized several items including a houseboat, pontoon boat, three jet skis, four 4x4 ATV's, several motorcycles, lots of currency, and several cars and trucks.

According to Claiborne County Sheriff David Ray, arrests made on Wednesday dismantled the criminal enterprise.
Fact

Tazewell, TN

#15 Dec 9, 2010
flush wrote:
butthole David Ray had nothing to do with it at all ,it was federal agencys who did the whole thing ,
dont be surprised if you see the illustrious shrrif's name come up in a few days ,everyone knows he has been involved in this shyte for years.
...to whoever pulled my post a while ago ,you keep pullin i keep postin,,,the truth cannot be hidden for long
It won't suprise me. David Ray is a Criminal.
Fact

Tazewell, TN

#16 Dec 9, 2010
mad wrote:
what does everyones think about the drug problem in our county? A whole generation of people are have died.
I think itís Darwin at work, "Survival of the fittest". Drugs kill off the mentally defective people among us.
nanny

United States

#17 Dec 9, 2010
What about the children of these people? What is going to happen to them? I am trying to find my granddaughter, the last I heard was her mother Vicky Daniels left her with Geneva Bussell and now she is in jail. Vicky is Trents neice and she has been running drugs for him. I called CPS to find out and I never heard back from them. I know she is running from the law but WHERE IS MY GRANDDAUGHTER? If anyone knows anything please post it.
flush

Tazewell, TN

#18 Dec 9, 2010
Fact wrote:
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It won't surprise me. David Ray is a Criminal.
David Ray is a convicted CHILD RAPIST !!! among other things !!
How in the name of hoo-doo can he hold the office of sheriff ?
I will tell you how = most that voted him back in were the same druggies that got arrested !!
Hope for the best

Tazewell, TN

#19 Dec 10, 2010
nanny wrote:
What about the children of these people? What is going to happen to them? I am trying to find my granddaughter, the last I heard was her mother Vicky Daniels left her with Geneva Bussell and now she is in jail. Vicky is Trents neice and she has been running drugs for him. I called CPS to find out and I never heard back from them. I know she is running from the law but WHERE IS MY GRANDDAUGHTER? If anyone knows anything please post it.
Nanny I hope for the best for you to find your Grand Daughter. I know I be on the ball finding my grandchild. Check with the police department also. Anything eles fail, contact the new media WATE. They done the story about the drug bust.Hoping this will help you out some.Dont give up.
can believe

New Tazewell, TN

#20 Dec 10, 2010
Hope for the best wrote:
<quoted text>
Nanny I hope for the best for you to find your Grand Daughter. I know I be on the ball finding my grandchild. Check with the police department also. Anything eles fail, contact the new media WATE. They done the story about the drug bust.Hoping this will help you out some.Dont give up.
I wish you well on finding your granddaughter.We had to get custody till the mother of our grandchild can prove to the courts that she is off the drugs and can take care of the child. She has been in and out of jail and i don't see things getting much better in the near future.Our luck she will end up getting the child back and still do what she has been doing but more sneaky.Sometimes the courts make wrong decisions.But they can't be in everyones home to see whats goin on.Good luck.
ahhh happy days

New Tazewell, TN

#21 Dec 10, 2010
So glad this finally happened and so glad to see ALL thosee names. This town has went to the druggies and theives. We as citizens need to start fighting back against this problem. Very sad to go anywhere in this town and look around at some of the people, Heck ppl i went to school with are hardly recognizable. I will never understand with all the education of where drugs lead that people still choose to do them and it is a CHOICE. The saddest part is it is the peoples families and children that suffer. Thank the lord that some of these peoples children listed above have atleast one good parent and they arent hard to pick out because the good one is always the one your see him with. What an embarrassment this must be. I cant imagine and wouldnt want to. Maybe examples will be made of these people and they will face time and this town will slowly start to get back to the town that i knew and loved growing up as a kid, where people cared about each other & not about when they could catch their neighbor gone to WORK and bust in and steal them blind so they could get some dope. I dont care who was responsible for the bust, Im just glad, as a resident of claiborne county, that it finally happened.
Never Thought

New Tazewell, TN

#22 Dec 10, 2010
ahhh happy days wrote:
So glad this finally happened and so glad to see ALL thosee names. This town has went to the druggies and theives. We as citizens need to start fighting back against this problem. Very sad to go anywhere in this town and look around at some of the people, Heck ppl i went to school with are hardly recognizable. I will never understand with all the education of where drugs lead that people still choose to do them and it is a CHOICE. The saddest part is it is the peoples families and children that suffer. Thank the lord that some of these peoples children listed above have atleast one good parent and they arent hard to pick out because the good one is always the one your see him with. What an embarrassment this must be. I cant imagine and wouldnt want to. Maybe examples will be made of these people and they will face time and this town will slowly start to get back to the town that i knew and loved growing up as a kid, where people cared about each other & not about when they could catch their neighbor gone to WORK and bust in and steal them blind so they could get some dope. I dont care who was responsible for the bust, Im just glad, as a resident of claiborne county, that it finally happened.
AMEN!!!

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