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Large synthetic drug 'gravel' busts likely connected

By Meaghan Smith, msmith@wcyb.com
Published On: Nov 13 2013 04:58:44 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 13 2013 08:26:39 PM CST

Deputies are investigating another major "gravel" bust in our area.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. -

Deputies are investigating another major bust of the synthetic drug 'gravel' in our area.

Washington County, Tennessee deputies arrested a woman after they reported finding cash, drug paraphernalia and large amounts of gravel at a home she was staying in.

Deputies caught Amber Sue Ann McCurry at a home on Treadway Trail Road after someone called the sheriff's office to report a person being held against their will inside the house. 

When they got there, deputies tell us they found $18,000 worth of gravel. 

Investigators believe this case is connected to the gravel bust in Sullivan County we first told you about Tuesday. "It will be a continuing operation like all drug busts are -- just putting the puzzle together, one day at a time," says Ed Graybeal, the Washington County, Tennessee Sheriff.

The sheriff's office has called in the Drug Enforcement Agency for assistance in the investigation.