LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The La Follette Police Department’s Drug Unit and Special Response Team along with members of the 8th Judicial District Drug Task Force were out early on Wednesday morning serving a narcotics search warrant at a home on the West end of La Follette.

LPD Captain Steven Wallen said, “We’re arresting 54- year old James Franklin Tapp and his 48-year old wife, Susan Diane Tapp, on drug charges.”  Wallen adds that the couple faces charges of the sale and delivery of controlled substances (prescription narcotics) from their 1102 West Central Ave. home.

According to records at the Campbell County Jail, James Tapp is charged with possession of schedule II resale and possession of schedule VI for resale.  Susan Tapp faces possession of schedule II resale and possession of schedule II for resale charges.

Units arrived at this West Central Ave. home around 6 am on Wednesday.

James Franklin Tapp (left) and Susan Diane Tapp (middle) are escorted to a La Follette Police cruiser and will be taken to the Campbell County Jail for a book-in. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LAFOLLETTE POLICE DEPARTMENT)

The captain noted that this is the second time in less than a year his officers have made arrests at this home.  Last March, the Tapps were taken into custody and charged with possession of schedule II opana for resale, possession of schedule II roxy for resale, possession of schedule 3 for resale and possession schedule VI.

Wednesday’s arrest is the fourth for James Tapp.  Susan Tapp has been arrested five times, according to jail records.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/19/2020-7AM)