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KPD arrests 3 suspects connected with heroin and Oxycodone conspiracy

12:46 PM, Aug 1, 2013   |    comments
  • Waynard Q. Winbush, 27
  • Tim K. Ford, 53
  • Coleman E. Strickland, 40
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(WBIR-Knoxville) Officials arrested three suspects Wednesday night following a lengthy investigation into a heroin and Oxycodone conspiracy, which originated in Detroit.

Knoxville Police Department's Repeat Offender and the Special Operations Squads conducted two search warrants at 173 Chicamauga Avenue and 1123 Adcock Avenue.

Waynard Q. Winbush, 27 was the primary suspect in this investigation. Police accuse Winbush of funneling narcotics from Michigan to Knoxville. Officers pulled over Winbush on Cedar Bluff near 1-40 in West Knoxville and arrested him for failure to appear for driving without a license. He also gave police a false name, so they charged him with criminal impersonation as well. Officers said he will face additional charges in the future.

Authorities main target during the raid was Winbush. Inside the 173 Chicamauga address, police uncovered nearly 5 grams of heroine, 38 Oxycodone pills, 28 Oxymorphone pills, and nearly $2,000 in cash. Police arrested Tim K. Ford, 53, at the residence and charged him with violation of a drug free school zone.

Officers also searched a second home at 1123 Adcock Avenue. Inside they found marijuana, a handgun as well as shotgun shells. Police arrested Coleman E. Strickland, 40, and charged him with felon in possession of a firearm.

The investigation in this conspiracy remains ongoing, and authorities expect that more people will be charged. According to a KPD release, some of the people arrested could face more serious charges in the near future.

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