“We knew there would be a lot of people in the house. That’s why there are so many agencies here,” said LPD Captain Steven Wallen.
In the predawn hours of Thursday morning, officers brought out suspect after suspect, one at a time, from what’s being described as a “drug house” at 507 East Prospect Street.
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – La Follette Police led a drug bust in the predawn hours of Thursday morning at a home at 507 East Prospect Street. All-in-all, 11 people were in the home at the time of the raid according to LPD Captain Steven Wallen. Wallen said five of those individuals were arrested.
The La Follette Drug Unit and Special Response Team along with the member of the 8th Judicial District Drug Task Force, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and First Responders with the La Follette Fire Department were on the scene at the time of the warrant execution at the East La Follette home. Units converged on the residence around 6 am Thursday morning.
In the cold air, as suspects were being escorted from a home at 507 East Prospect Street, you could hear quiet sobbing from some of the suspects.
Those who were arrested are Brandon Robinson, Mark Perkins, Michelle Chambers, Tyler Seiber and Britini Taylor Schwarz. Robinson and Chambers were arrested on a warrant from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office while Perkins was jailed on a violation of probation warrant out of Knox County. Seiber is charged with possession of a firearm during a dangerous felony, possession of meth for resale and possession of schedule III, VI and V controlled substances. Schwarz’s charges are possession of a firearm during a dangerous felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of meth for resale and possession of schedule III, VI and V controlled substances.
Captain Wallen said, “Undercover officers made multiple drug buys at this home over the last few months, and we knew that we’d be dealing with a lot of people is why there is so much support here this morning.” He added that “the activity that’s been going on at this address has been a real problem for the neighbors.” (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/20/2020-9AM)