The Campbell County Sheriff said the arrest of a Fed Ex delivery man came after accusations that Dabney peddling narcotics as well as packages.
Sheriff Robbie Goins said undercover investigators arranged to meet with Chris Cole Dabney, 47, of Clinton, to buy drugs.
Officers arrested Dabney on the spot. He admitted to being in possession of narcotics and distributing them while on his FedEx route, twice a week for an undetermined amount of time.
In the delivery van, police found cash and what they think are morphine pills.
"This investigation traveled from LaFollette to Jellico and all over Campbell County. Today we can report that Mr. Dabney's actions have ceased and will not be tolerated, period. At any given time, undercover drug operations take place on a daily basis in our office and we are proud when we are able to report them to the public," said Goins.
The sheriff said the owners of the Fed Ex route cooperated fully with officers and praised them for their investigation.