29 arrested on drug charges during Operation Pill Pusher

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More than two dozen people are behind bars in Sevier County after a drug round up called Operation Pill Pusher.

According to Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals,the 29 arrests so far on Thursday are the result of an 8 month undercover drug operation.  They are still looking for more suspects.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by Smokey Mountain. U.S. Marshal's Task Force and Sevier County Constables during the round-up.

The following people have been taken into custody:


Tony Lynn Wear, age 32
970 Wear Lane
Pigeon Forge, Tn.
1 ct sale and delivery of sch II- Oxycodone


Teresa Gail Flowers age 43
1519 Black Oak Drive
Sevierville,Tn
2 cts sale and delivery of sch II - Oxycodone

Joshua D. Cruze age 30
2444 Ridge Road
Pigeon Forge, Tn.
1ct sale and delivery of Sch II- Hydromorphone(Morphine)

Carl A. Pruitt age 37
126 Murrell Meadows Dr. Apt #19
Sevierville,Tn
1 ct sale and delivery of a counterfeit substance

Amanda L. Cureton age 29
126 Murrell Meadows Dr. Apt #19
Sevierville,Tn.
1 ct sale and delivery of counterfeit substance
1 ct casual exchange of sch II-Hydrocodone

Clarence A. Nelson age 45
349 Holly Ridge Rd. Robert E. Lee Motel
Gatlinburg,Tn
1 ct sale and delivery of Sch 11-Oxymorphone(Morphine)

Michael E. Williams age 45
112 King St.
Sevierville, Tn.
1 ct sale and delivery of Oxycodone


Katherine "Candy" Williams
112 King St.
Sevierville,Tn.
1 ct sale and delivery of sch II-Oxycodone

Charles E. Herrington age 46
535 Vicksburg Ln. #13
Kodak Tn.
1 ct sale and delivery of sch II-Oxycodone
2 ct sale and delivery of sch II-Morphine

Francisco J. Lopez age 41
3645 Lilly Blvd Apt#2
Sevierville,Tn.
2 cts sale and delivery of sch II-Oxycodone
2 cts sale and delivery of sch III-Hydrocodone

Chad A Powers age 39
1516 Kildee Ln.
Sevierville,Tn.
2 cts sale and delivery of Sch II-Oxycodone

James D. Cruze age 52
2438 Ridge Rd.
Sevierville,Tn.
1 ct sale and delivery of Sch II-Morphine

Paul S. Eslinger age 72
422 Rocky Top Dr.
Sevierville,Tn.
1 ct sale and delivery of Sch II-Oxycodone

Jeffrey Lee Huskey age 47
1756 Ridge Road
Sevierville,Tn
2 cts sale and delivery of of sch II -Oxycodone

Emert R. Ownby age 44
742 Mountain Top Rd.
Gatlinburg,Tn
1 ct sale and delivery of sch II-Oxycodone


James E. Dotson age 41
701 Maples Hollow Rd
Sevierville,Tn
1 ct sale and delivery of a counterfeit substance

Lance A. Carver age 27
1629 Spruce Dr.
Sevierville,Tn
2 cts sale and delivery of sch II-Oxycodone

Timothy W. Connor age 55
221 Woodland Road unit#210
Gatlinburg,Tn
1 ct sale and delivery of Sch II-Oxycodone

Robert C. Bernard age 22
933 Boyds Creek Rd.
Seymour,Tn.
2 cts sale and delivery of Sch VI-Marijuana


Jeremy B. Johnson age 45
445 Pioneer Ridge Way
Seymour,Tn.
1 ct sale and delivery of Sch II-Oxycodone

Tiffany J. Martin age 25
3275 Nunns Cove Rd.
Sevierville,Tn
1 ct sale and delivery of Sch II-Morphine

David E. Lindensmith age 60
4020 French Broad Cir.
Sevierville,Tn
1 ct sale and delivery of Sch II-Morphine

Sherry L. Metcalf age 44
1044 Mountain Scenic Way
Sevierville,Tn.
1 ct sale and delivery of Sch II-Oxycodone

Ronald "Hop" Ownby age 66
2110 Waldens Creek Rd
Sevierville,Tn.
2 cts sale and delivery of sch II-Oxycodone

Steve O. Weldon age 36
Days Inn
Parkway, Pigeon Forge Tn
1 ct sell and delivery of sch II-Oxycodone

Brandy T. Tramel age 32
738 Yellow Britches Rd.
Cosby,Tn
2 cts sale and delivery Sch II -Morphine

Kristie R. Welch age 22
218 Ski Mtn Rd.
Gatlinburg, Tn
1 ct sale and delivery of Sch II-Oxycodone

Stephanie M. Welch age 20
980 Hidden Harbor Ln.
Sevierville,Tn.
1 ct sale and delivery sch II-Oxycodone

Hailey E. Manning age 39
454 Loop Rd
Gatlinburg,Tn
2 cts sale and delivery of sch II-Oxycodone

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