TOP PHOTO: This is the home on Poplar Lane at Caryville where members of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Drug Investigation Division and SWAT Team recently executed a narcotics search warrant. The target in the investigation was not at home but was in court where he was later arrested.

CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – More information has emerged to the story WLAF first published on Monday after last Thursday morning’s arrests of Rochelle Dionne Gross and Jessie Tyler Fannin. Related story.

Gross, wanted on a violation of probation, and Fannin, who had an outstanding capias warrant out of criminal court, were arrested at a home where the Campbell County Sheriff’s Drug Investigation Division and SWAT Team were executing a search warrant for the homeowner, Ronnie Wayne Lawson. However, Lawson, the target of the investigation, was not at his 149 Poplar Lane home late that morning.

Undercover agents with the sheriff’s office allegedly made multiple drug purchases from Lawson over the past few weeks. Those purchases led to the Jan. 20 raid and execution of the narcotics search warrant.

Found at Lawson’s home, during the search, was a powder believed to be Heroin weighing approximately 0.3 grams on the television stand in the living room. Loose powder also thought to be Heroin weighing 0.4 grams including packaging was spotted on a table in the living room. In the bedroom was a pill bottle containing a crystal substance likely to be methamphetamine wrapped in aluminum foil, a glass vial containing a crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine, a round pill that was believed to be Buprenorphine, Hydrochloride and Naloxone Hydrochloride was found on a shelf in the bedroom. A green plant material thought to be Marijuana was located in a dresser drawer. Digital scales along with cut pieces of plastic bags were found in the kitchen, a large amount of capped and uncapped hypodermic syringes were discovered throughout the residence, according to a report from the sheriff’s department.

According to jail records, Ronnie Wayne Lawson was arrested for the 32nd time.

In the driveway was a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. A check of the vehicle through NCIC came back as stolen from Knox County. The same day deputies located Lawson in General Sessions Court and placed him under arrest. Lawson allegedly admitted to selling enough narcotics to support his own drug addiction. He also allegedly admitted to taking the Impala in on a trade without a title.

The 58-year- old Lawson was charged with the manufacture-deliver-sell of a controlled substance, possession of controlled substance, possession of schedule III controlled substance, possession of schedule VI controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft of property over $2,500.

Lawson remains housed in the Campbell County Jail this morning awaiting a Feb. 17 court date. Based on jail records, this was the 32nd time Lawson has been arrested. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/27/2022-6AM)