TOP PHOTO:  Campbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins, blue shirt, surveys the scene at 513 College Hill Road.

LAFOLLETTE, TN. (WLAF)-  Tuesday, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search warrant at 513 College Hill Rd in LaFollette. It was the third search warrant executed at the home.

This search warrant came as a result of multiple citizen complaints that spurred an eight months long investigation into alleged drug activity. Investigators completed multiple undercover purchases of schedule II controlled substances, believed to be methamphetamine, and schedule I controlled substances thought to be heroin, the report said.

Once inside the home, investigators found what they believe to methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, Xanax and drug paraphernalia during the search of the residence.

Five people were arrested at the home:

-Ronald Dewayne Spradlin Jr, 39, 513 College Hill Road, LaFollette is charged with possession of a schedule I controlled substance, possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of schedule IV controlled substance, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, and felony possession of marijuana. This is Spradlin’s 20th book in at the county jail. He is being held without bond until his court date of Sept. 29.

– Evelyn Joyce Rowe, 38, West Beech St, LaFollette, is charged with possession of a schedule I controlled substance, possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of schedule IV controlled substance, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, and felony possession of marijuana. Rowe has been booked into the Campbell County Jail seven times. She is being held without bond until her court date of Sept. 29.

– Matthew Wayne McClellan, 47, Deerfield Way, LaFollette, is charged with charges of possession of drug paraphernalia. This was McClellan’s 15th booking; he did bond out of the jail. McClellan is due in court on Sept. 29.

– Jeffrey Lee Queener, 51, Gent St, LaFollette, is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Queener has 22 prior bookings and made bond. He is due in court on Sept. 29 as well.

– Joey Ray White, 50, Bethlehem Rd, LaFollette, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. White has 13 bookings and made bond. He will join the others in court on Sept. 29.

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the operation by the Eighth Judicial District Drug Task Force.

“The public had a large part in these arrests. Vigilant citizens noticed suspicious activity at the home and called us,” said Sheriff Robbie Goins. “We appreciate it when the public does that.”

Spradlin and Rowe are still facing indictments from undercover narcotics buys prior to the search warrant. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED- 09/16/2020- 6AM)

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