TOP PHOTO: This is a trailer full of confiscated items from a Monday morning drug raid conducted by the Campbell Country Sheriff’s Office.
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A home close to Norris Lake in the Powell Valley Marina area east of La Follette is where sheriff’s investigators conducted a raid where the suspect was believed to be selling meth. Before 10am Monday, Frank Wesley George began talking as investigators with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office listened.
One of the first things George allegedly told them was he sold methamphetamine making between $500 and a $1,000 a day. He explained how he was addicted to meth and his procedure for resupplying and selling.
George said he was unemployed and his friends would bring him items to trade for meth. He reportedly said he was sure some of the items may be stolen.
Det. Sgt. Joe Hopson located a notebook in George’s bedroom, a sort of ledger containing names and prices, according to Hopson. Also discovered were 26 weapons ranging from handguns to rifles to muzzle loaders. Five to six TWRA signs and other road signs were also confiscated.
Hopson, Deputy Franklin Ayers, Det. Sgt. David Wormsley and Lt. Gary Jeffers made a haul of the drugs; Meth, marijuana, Psilocxbin, Squaric Acid, Suboxone pills and strips, THC edibles along Hydrocodone and Gabapentin. according to the arrest report from the sheriff’s office.
George, 32, 152 Cliff Side Drive, La Follette, is facing 11 drug related charges plus theft of property under $2,500 and possessing a firearm in commission of a felony. A June 13 court date awaits George who remains housed this morning in the Campbell County Jail without bond.
A charge of maintaining a drug dwelling was also levied against George, according to the CCSO. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/07/2023-6AM)