JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – What started out as a drug investigation on Wednesday afternoon led to lots more. Investigators with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, the Jacksboro Police Department and the CCSO Special Weapons and Tactics Team executed a search warrant at a home across the street from the sheriff’s office on Main Street at Jacksboro.
“Complaints and traffic in and out of here all the time drew our attention,” said Jacksboro Sgt. Det. Cody Chapman. CCSO Chief Deputy Jeremy Goins told WLAF, “We’ve found a quantity of Marijuana here and some drug paraphernalia so far, but the investigation is not finished.” James Noah Cooper, of the home at 650 Main Street, allegedly stated to investigators that he had been selling to high school aged children.
A handcuffed James Noah Cooper sits on the front porch of his home.
At the 21-year- old Cooper’s home, investigators also discovered evidence of at least 17 separate counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.
This morning, Cooper is housed at the Campbell County Jail on charges of 17 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Possession of Schedule VI for Resale, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Violation of a Drug Free School Zone.
This investigation is ongoing as CCSO and JPD investigators are looking further into sexual crimes involving children. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/19/2019-6AM)