Roundup Targets 42 Offenders

Huntsville, TN (2018-05-14) A roundup by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office targeted 42 people they say were either involved with drug trafficking or violated the conditions of their probation.

During the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Scott County Sheriff Ronnie Phillips along with Drug Agent Kris Lewallen and Drug Agent Bill Miller of the 8th Judicial District Drug Task Force and countless deputies from the Sheriff’s Office began working on a list of some 42 people sought on drug-related charges.  Authorities say the 42 suspects had either allegedly sold narcotics to a confidential informant working for the Sheriff’s Office or were wanted for violating the conditions of their probation (VOP).

Those targeted were identified as neighborhood problems through citizens’ complaints.  “I want the citizens to know that when they call and report drug activity, they can rest assured we investigate it,” said Sheriff Phillips.  Given the nature of drug trafficking, it may take several weeks or months to establish a case against a suspect.  “We may not do something that day, but we will start working on it, and when the times comes, we will make an arrest,” he added.

Offenders targeted in the round up included:

  • Tanika Myers, 28, of Helenwood – VOP for conspiracy to introduce drugs into a penal institution;
  • Jeffrey Myers, Jr., 34, of Robbins – VOP for possession of methamphetamine;
  • William Kyle Bankston, 31, of Oneida – possession of a schedule III controlled substance;
  • Dustin Laxton, 36, of Oneida – attempted sale of methamphetamine;
  • Donavan Sexton, 28, of Huntsville – felony possession of meth for resale;
  • Cody Upchurch, 29, of Oneida– VOP for possession of a schedule IV controlled substance;
  • Christopher Phillips, 45, of Oneida – VOP for possession of a schedule II;
  • Doyle Layne, 47, of Helenwood – VOP for manufacture of meth;
  • Billie Strunk, 41, of Winfield – VOP for possession of a schedule VI controlled substance;
  • Lonnie Ray Slaven, 40, of Oneida – casual exchange of drugs and VOP for possession of a schedule II controlled substance;
  • Amber Stephens, 38, of Huntsville – VOP for possession of a schedule VI controlled substance;
  • Joseph Stephens, 34, of Oneida – VOP for possession of meth;
  • Heather Stephens, 34, of Oneida – VOP for possession of schedule II and III controlled substances;
  • Kristy Smith, 29, of Winfield – VOP for possession of a schedule IV controlled substance;
  • Tanner Strunk, 20, of Oneida – VOP for facilitating the sale of a schedule II controlled substance;
  • Mickey Riseden, 43, of Huntsville – VOP for promotion of the manufacture of meth;
  • Michelle Muse, 30, of Pioneer – VOP for possession of a schedule III controlled substance;
  • Tara Huckeby, 43, of Oneida – VOP for possession of a schedule IV controlled substance;
  • Kenneth Hammock, 47, of Oneida – VOP for promotion of the manufacture of meth;
  • Dana Dixon, 37, of Winfield – VOP for possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and drug paraphernalia;
  • Jason Butler, 38, of Robbins – VOP for possession of a schedule III controlled substance;
  • Vicky Chambers, 39, of Oneida – VOP for possession of a schedule II controlled substance;
  • James Campbell, 40, of Helenwood – sale of a schedule II controlled substance;
  • Timothy Lewallen, 21, of Oneida – VOP for possession of meth;
  • Jerry Byrd, 37, of Huntsville – VOP for possession of a schedule III controlled substance;
  • Wanda Sue Goodman, 49, of Winfield – VOP for sale of a schedule II controlled substance;
  • Benny Lloyd, 52, of Helenwood – VOP for possession of schedule II controlled substance;
  • Samantha Pemberton, 28, of Winfield – VOP for possession of a schedule II controlled substance;
  • Christy Stephens, 36, of Helenwood – VOP for attempting to possess a schedule II controlled substance;
  • Willard Foster, 55, of Robbins – VOP for possession of a schedule II controlled substance;
  • Jacob Phillips, 27, of Robbins – VOP for possession of a schedule II controlled substance;
  • Crystal Richardson, 48, of Oneida – VOP for possession of a schedule VI controlled substance;
  • Carla Webb, 31, of Oneida – VOP for possession of a schedule II controlled substance;
  • Jeremy Lee Daugherty, 34, of Winfield – VOP for possession of a schedule II controlled substance;
  • Joshua Byrd, 32, of Oneida – VOP for possession of a schedule II controlled substance;
  • Shawn McDonald, 41, of Huntsville – VOP for sale of a schedule II controlled substance;
  • Brittany Lay Ware, 30, of Huntsville –failure to appear and possession of a schedule II controlled substance for resale;
  • Stephanie Stephens, 30, of Oneida – VOP for possession of meth;
  • Johnny Yancey, 41, of Oneida – VOP for possession of a schedule IV controlled substance;
  • Devonda Adkins, 52, of Winfield – VOP for sale of a schedule IV controlled substance; and,
  • Randy Harding, 55, of Oneida – VOP for possession of a schedule IV controlled substance.