Three drugs arrests Hawkins County, d...

Three drugs arrests Hawkins County, drug ledgers seized

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geterdone

Spring Hill, TN

#1 Oct 29, 2010
Johnny Malcolm "Cornbread" Maddox, Brittany Dawn Oaks and Tony Aaron Wright

An ongoing investigation in Hawkins County has prompted drug charges against a Rogersville couple, while information on narcotics in transport led to another arrest.

According to Hawkins County Sheriff's Office arrest reports, a search warrant was executed Tuesday night at 222 Choptack Road, lot No. 6. During the search police discovered the home was outfitted with video surveillance monitoring systems that allowed approaching traffic to be monitored.

Upon entry to the home the resident, Tony Aaron Wright, 25, was detained. Police say they immediately saw several narcotics bagged and sprawled across a kitchen table, including two types of morphine, two types of Xanax, two types of Clonazepam and marijuana. In a bedroom a baggie containing a small amount of methamphetamine was allegedly discovered.

Police report they also found four blister packs of pseudoephedrine pills — a key ingredient in manufacturing methamphetamine — and numerous cut straws, pipes and empty baggies. Two hand-written ledgers, containing names of individuals who owe money for various drug transactions, were also seized, along with, "several illegal large blade knives/swords."

Wright was arrested and charged with three counts of possession of schedule II drugs with intent to deliver, two counts of possession of schedule IV drugs with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a dwelling where illegal narcotics are housed or stored and possession of prohibited weapons. As of Thursday evening he was held in the Hawkins County jail on a $50,000 bond.

Police say Wright's girlfriend was present when the warrant was executed. They added that she frequents the home on a regular basis. Brittany Dawn Oaks, 23, of 3612 Watterson Street, Apartment No. 39, Kingsport, was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of schedule II drugs with intent to deliver, two counts of possession of schedule IV drugs with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. She remains jailed in Hawkins County on a $25,000 bond.

In a separate report, police say they arrested a Whitesburg man late Wednesday night during a traffic stop on Highway 11 W, near Marble Hall Road. Officers had reportedly received, "reliable information," the man would be transporting Roxicodone tablets.

The suspect, Johnny Malcolm "Cornbread" Maddox, 24, of 131 Dogwood Lane, lot No. 1, Whitesburg, allegedly admitted to traveling with three pills which he intended to sell. However, according to the report, Maddox threw the drugs out his vehicle's window when he saw police.

Maddox was arrested and charged with possession of schedule II drugs with intent to deliver and tampering with evidence. He has been released from the Hawkins County jail on a $10,000 bond.
Weird

Cleveland, TN

#2 Oct 29, 2010
Since when are swords illegal?
Snow Ball

Spring Hill, TN

#4 Oct 29, 2010
Read on the Kingsport Times Online.
I will give the Sherif a thumbs up. I think he's doing an Outstanding Job and sticking to his word which I had no dought what so ever.
Thanks Sheirf Lawson,
I appreciate you.
Weird

Cleveland, TN

#5 Oct 29, 2010
Not true on the state level. I just searched the entire TCA for sword and blade. Sword doesn't appear at all. Blade appears twice. Can't "with the intent to go armed" carry in public a blade greater than 4" in length. This was in his house so that doesn't apply. The other bans switchblades, which this doesn't apply. Unless you have some federal law citation, owning a sword is not a crime.
Snow Ball

Spring Hill, TN

#6 Oct 29, 2010
Weird wrote:
Not true on the state level. I just searched the entire TCA for sword and blade. Sword doesn't appear at all. Blade appears twice. Can't "with the intent to go armed" carry in public a blade greater than 4" in length. This was in his house so that doesn't apply. The other bans switchblades, which this doesn't apply. Unless you have some federal law citation, owning a sword is not a crime.
Simple;
Are you a convicted felon? If not, then you may own a hand gun in your home, same as a sword.
Add drugs to that "home" then your guns nor swords are Legal anymore.
Do you have Hand Gun Permit to Carry? If so you may carry that Firearm, but if you decide to carry drugs along with your Gun then your Gun has just become Illegle.
I know

Waterloo, Canada

#7 Oct 29, 2010
Wright is a convicted felon.
and

Morristown, TN

#8 Oct 29, 2010
felons are not aloud to have guns, never says knifes and swords, but like u said when drugs are involved its different, so jus cuz he is a felon dont mean nothing sweetie
Snow Ball

Spring Hill, TN

#9 Oct 29, 2010
and wrote:
felons are not aloud to have guns, never says knifes and swords, but like u said when drugs are involved its different, so jus cuz he is a felon dont mean nothing sweetie
It's a totaly new and driffent charge.
That is a Federal Charge; Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is a federal crime, the time can start at 10 years minimum in a Federal Prison.
Weird

Cleveland, TN

#10 Oct 29, 2010
Yeah, the state law regarding convicted felons makes clear it is about firearms. Swords are not firearms. There is nothing in the state code about swords. They are not mentioned at all.

Also, note the term "convicted". The person was only just arrested. There has been no trial or conviction YET. There was also no mention of a history as a convicted felon. If there was, then sure, firearms would be prohibited. But that's not the case here.

He was caught with some drug stuff, that's fair to arrest him on and he'll pay the price for those crimes. But that doesn't give police license to ransack his house and take whatever they fancy under false pretenses. That's theft. Theft is illegal. Do we really want a police force out of control with no respect for the law, just taking whatever pleases them?
ted

Union City, TN

#11 Oct 30, 2010
I know wrote:
Wright is a convicted felon.
There is NO prohibition for previously convicted felons in regards to owning swords or knives in their home. Any lawyer will get this thrown out if there is even an official charge in the first place.

ALSO just having guns in the house does not mean that they belong to him. I remember on the G.Gordon Liddy radio show one time a caller mentioned to Liddy that as a convicted felon,Liddy was unable to own firearms and Liddy's response was....."Yes, as a convicted felon I am prohibited by law from owning firearms of any kind...*BUT* Mrs. Liddy is not a convicted felon and she has a VAST Arsenal of weapons that she lets me shoot any time I want to" LOL!
jello

Johnson City, TN

#12 Oct 30, 2010
will they arrest everyone whos name is in the ledger, if so that might clean up Rogersville a little get rid of some of the druggies.
some ppl

Sneedville, TN

#13 Oct 30, 2010
Swords r not illigal to have in your home, unless u put them in ur car and drive with them to use as a weapon, i know i have done research on it i have thousand of them, and they are not a weapon unless u pull it out to hurt some one, now get the drug off the street Mr. Lawson, like u are and ur doing a fine job up there in ur county! Need to check on Stacy Bledsoe, she may be one working for you all but she also buys pills everyday! and on po. ya on the run from law but helps keep it in that town, ask casey
BUSTED

Sevierville, TN

#14 Oct 31, 2010
cornbread is a snitch we was around him and he lived on colonial road he burnt his house down cause of a meth lab he used to be a cop

“Can you feel the love?”

Since: Jan 09

Where I was born

#15 Oct 31, 2010
Weird wrote:
Yeah, the state law regarding convicted felons makes clear it is about firearms. Swords are not firearms. There is nothing in the state code about swords. They are not mentioned at all.
Also, note the term "convicted". The person was only just arrested. There has been no trial or conviction YET. There was also no mention of a history as a convicted felon. If there was, then sure, firearms would be prohibited. But that's not the case here.
He was caught with some drug stuff, that's fair to arrest him on and he'll pay the price for those crimes. But that doesn't give police license to ransack his house and take whatever they fancy under false pretenses. That's theft. Theft is illegal. Do we really want a police force out of control with no respect for the law, just taking whatever pleases them?
If the drugs were enough that he was charged with resale, they can take anything of value, anything that could have possibly been purchased with "drug money" is fair game! If they can prove legitiment purchase, then the items will be returned!
Sounds like you have had the po po take something from you before to get so irate over this, JMO!
Yahoo

Union City, TN

#16 Oct 31, 2010
Blue Mann wrote:
<quoted text>
If the drugs were enough that he was charged with resale, they can take anything of value, anything that could have possibly been purchased with "drug money" is fair game! If they can prove legitiment purchase, then the items will be returned!
Sounds like you have had the po po take something from you before to get so irate over this, JMO!
While it is true that any assets inside or outside of a home can be *confiscated* under RICO forfiture laws, that is an entirely different issue from the Sherriffs dept claiming that swords are illegal weapons in a home.
Any 1st year law school student would get the "Illegal sword" charges kicked out because while they may end up being included in any drug charge property forfiture that might take place, they are not illegal for anyone to have in the first place.
Weird

Johnson City, TN

#17 Oct 31, 2010
Blue Mann wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like you have had the po po take something from you before to get so irate over this, JMO!
Pretty dumb conclusion. I've never been in any trouble. One doesn't have to have been in trouble to have problems with police who don't respect the rule of law. What is it about YOU that makes you want to live in a police state? Mommy didn't breast feed you long enough?
strange

Sevierville, TN

#18 Nov 7, 2010
I know that his mother, sister, and two brothers lived there. Wonder why MOM didn't do anything? I mean if there was that much stuff, how could mom not know? Its aweful sad that she would let one child infect (corrupt) the whole house? A bad potato can ruin the whole bag, usually if one is stinking then you throw the rotten one out, right?

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