TOP PHOTO: La Follette Police made its first drug bust at this residence early on Friday morning near the corner of Beech and Indiana.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – “It’s been an extra busy day for the men and women in blue for the La Follette Police Department,” said LPD Lieutenant Matthew Forsyth. It was a total team effort as the LPD Narcotics Unit, Special Response Team and Patrol Officers executed two narcotics search warrants at two separate residences over about a 90-minute span of time on Friday morning.

306 South Indiana Avenue

About an hour before sun up, 6:45am, officers executed a narcotics search warrant at the small, brick home that sits along South Indiana Avenue behind the former Woodson’s Trading Post. Police say Christopher Wilson was the target of this raid, though he was not arrested, because he did not have any illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia on him. However, Anthony Sammons was there and was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and schedule II meth.

This is the second such raid at this home this year. HERE is the related story from May.

102 South 27th Street

Officers were on their way to the day’s second narcotics search warrant destination when an LPD agent on surveillance spotted the suspects on bicycles in the neighborhood of the South 27th Street residence. The subjects were taken to the home where officers placed them under arrest.

Arrested were Alesha Ausmus and Mark Franklin. Both were charged with possession of schedule II meth for resale and felony possession of drug paraphernalia. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/21/2022-2PM)