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Dozens of arrests made in 'Operation Be Mine'

By Lyndsey Price, lprice@wcyb.com
Published On: Feb 11 2014 11:04:20 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 11 2014 05:50:29 PM CST

Hawkins County authorities made dozens of arrests in a drug roundup they're calling 'Operation Be Mine'.

HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. -

Dozens of people in Hawkins County are facing charges Tuesday after 'Operation Be Mine'.

It was a part of a drug roundup that came after a grand jury handed down 34 indictments. We rode along with deputies to check out the drug problem in our area.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, but some people in Hawkins County may be spending it in jail after Sheriff Ronnie Lawson's Operation Be Mine.

Joseph Bear lives in Hawkins County. He tells us he's happy the sheriff is taking steps to cut down on drug use. "We do the best that we can as parents to try to teach [our children] from right and wrong, but when they have that kind of influence around wherever they are, it definitely makes it harder," he told us.

Sheriff Lawson tells us the operation stems from a year-long investigation by the county's Drug Task Force, which includes selling to undercover officers. "We got some of the people on the same street," Sheriff Lawson said. "We got some people in the same families, just selling and possessing narcotics."

Lawson tells us all together 34 people were indicted on various drug charges. "We had some meth, we had some marijuana, painkillers; it's just an array of different things," he said.

Lawson tells us while deputies served warrants, they also confiscated several guns, ammo, and marijuana. "I got a lot of good officers out here every day trying to find the drugs. I figure every bit we get off the streets keeps it out of the homes and schools," he said.

People like Joseph Bear tell us they support the sheriff's efforts 100 percent. "They've done a lot better of trying to make it a more prominent issue and taking care of it a lot more," he said.

Officers tell us 29 of the 34 wanted suspects have been arrested. Click here to view mug shots.

The full list of charges is as follows:

Subjects Arrested During Hawkins Co. Sheriff’s “Operation Be Mine”
1. Natasha Ramsey, DOB 08/10/1974
a. Sell/Delivery of Schedule II Controlled Substance – Bond $30,000

2. Daniel Wayne Brooks
a. Sell/Delivery of Schedule II Controlled Substance – Bond $30,000

3. Michael Andrew Larkin, DOB 11/1/1975
a. Sell/Delivery of Schedule II Controlled Substance – Bond $30,000
b. Possession of Schedule VI Marijuana over ½ Ounce

4. Blake Allen Davis, DOB 12/05/1991
a. Sell/Delivery of Schedule III – Bond $5,000

5. Stephanie Dawn Eidson, DOB 06/06/1989
a. Sell/Delivery of Schedule II Controlled Substance – Bond $30,000

6. Eugena Dawn Brooks, DOB 09/02/1980
a. Sell/Delivery of Schedule II Controlled Substance – Bond $30,000

7. CatessaLeeAnn Luster, DOB 02/27/1976
a. Sell/Delivery of Schedule II Controlled Substance – Bond $75,000

8. Charles Randall Bible, Jr., DOB 08/13/1972
a. Sell of Schedule II Controlled Substance – Bond $30,000
b. Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon
c. Simple Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance
d. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
e. Maintaining a Dwelling Where Narcotics are Housed/Sold

9. Scotty Ray Stanton, DOB 03/19/1992
a. Casual Exchange of Schedule VI Controlled Substance – Bond $30,000
b. Facilitating Casual Exchange of Schedule VI Controlled Substance
c. Maintaining a Dwelling Where Narcotics are Housed/Sold

10. Tammy Lynn Seal (Munsey), DOB 08/06/1977 Bond - $25,000
a. Sell/Delivery of Schedule II Controlled Substance

11. Daryl Lynn Lane, DOB 06/23/1973
a. Sell/Delivery of Schedule II Controlled Substance – Bond $30,000

12. Kenneth Edward Teaster, DOB 10/30/1980
a. Sell/Delivery of Schedule II Controlled Substance – Bond $30,000
b. Failure to Appear – Bond $500.00

13. Sandra Lucille Allen, DOB 09/05/1969
a. Sell/Delivery of Schedule II Controlled Substance – Bond $30,000
b. Maintaining a Dwelling Where Narcotics are Housed/Sold

14. Keith Clayton Helton, DOB 12/26/1972
a. Sell/Delivery of Schedule II Controlled Substance – Bond $30,000

15. Amy Diana Eidson, DOB 04/10/1985
a. Theft of Property under $500 – Bond $1,000

16. Robert Dale Brown, DOB 10/02/1962
a. Sell/Delivery of Schedule III Controlled Substance – Bond $30,000
b. Sell/Delivery of Schedule VI Controlled Substance – Bond $20,000

17. Tiffany Michelle Hoe, DOB 06/15/1991
a. Sell/Delivery of Schedule II Controlled Substance – Bond $30,000

18. Tommy Earl Carpenter II, DOB 05/18/1973
a. Sell/Delivery of Schedule II Controlled Substance – Bond $30,000

19. Jason Lee Hoe, DOB 01/21/1986
a. Sell/Delivery of Schedule II Controlled Substance – Bond $30,000

20. Michael Brady Lynn Eidson, DOB 10/06/1986
a. Sell/Delivery of Schedule II Controlled Substance – Bond $30,000

21. Ginger Lynette Jones, DOB 05/14/1979
a. Casual Exchange of Marijuana – Bond $1,000

22. Jeffery Allen Ramsey, DOB 11/12/1972
a. Sell/Delivery of Schedule II Controlled Substance – Bond $30,000
b. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

23. Tammy Marie Bible, DOB 08/11/1973 – Bond $25,000
a. Simple Possession of Schedule III Controlled Substance
b. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
c. Maintaining a Dwelling Where Narcotics are Housed/Sold

24. James Lloyd Trent, DOB 01/29/1977
a. Sell/Delivery of Schedule II Controlled Substance – Bond $30,000
b. Casual Exchange of Schedule VI Controlled Substance

25. Sage Andrew Cash, DOB 01/19/991
a. Sell/Delivery of Schedule II Controlled Substance – Bond $30,000

26. Tommy Lee Ramsey, Jr., DOB 10/27/1976 – Bond: To be Set
a. Unlawful Carrying of a Firearm
b. Possession of Prohibited Weapon

27. Ricky Dale Christian, DOB 05/10/1977 – No Bond
a. Hold for US Marshalls – Violation of Conditions of Supervised Release

28. Katherine Marie Braford, DOB 06/10/90
a. Failure to Appear – Violation of General Sessions Recovery Court
b. Criminal Court Violation of Probation– No Bond

29. Bobby Ray Smith, DOB 03/13/74
a. Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance – Bond $20,000
b. Obtaining Controlled Substance by Fraud

30. Audrey Lynn Smith, DOB 11/18/71
a. Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance – Bond $15,000
b. Obtaining Controlled Substance by Fraud

31. Stephanie Michelle Collins, DOB 12/18/79 – Bond $1,000
a. Violation of Probation (General Sessions)

32. Brenda Sue Coyle, DOB 10/13/68 – No Bond
a. Violation of Probation (General Sessions)

33. Jonathan Dale Parish, DOB 05-17-85 - $3,000
a. Theft of Property Over $500.00

34. Jennifer Ann Sampson, DOB 07-07-78 – No Bond
a. Violation of Probation (General Sessions)
35. Powell Nathaniel Smith, DOB 07/23/76 - $500.00
a. Failure to Appear