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Drug Investigation Yields 39 Indictments and 15 Arrests

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By Bristol Tn Police, Criminal Investigations Division

The Department, aided by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department and Second Judicial District Drug Task Force, was able to make controlled purchases of these drugs from several different individuals during the course of this investigation.

This investigation culminated in the recent presentation of numerous cases to the Sullivan County Grand Jury and the return of indictments on 39 people alleging more than 200 counts. Charges on these indictments include: sale of a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance and sale of a controlled substance within a 1000’ of a school.

To date, 15 of the 39 people have been arrested.

This investigation is continuing, and the BTPD will be presenting additional cases to the Grand Jury in the near future.

Arrested thus far:

Joana M Brooks, B/F, 31 yoa, resident of Sullivan County
Steve Duclar, B/M, 35 yoa, resident of Bristol, TN
Brett Gammon, B/M, 21 yoa, resident of Bristol, TN
Jeff Artiburn, M/W, 48 yoa, resident of Bristol, TN
Darius Brown, M/B, 21 yoa, resident of Bristol, VA
Prince Barnett, M/B, 26 yoa, resident of Bristol, TN
Jerry Stone, M/W, 55 yoa, resident of Bristol, TN
Valtina Gudger, B/F, 43 yoa, resident of Bristol, TN
Archie Stone, W/M, 53 yoa, resident of Bristol, TN
Michelle Bernard, B/F, 44 yoa, resident of Bristol, VA
Maurice Gudger, M/B, 49 yoa, resident of Bristol, TN
Christopher Dalton, M/W, 28 yoa, resident of Sullivan County
Alonzo Norman, M/B, 38 yoa, resident of Bristol, TN
Ryia Seals, W/F, 24 yoa, resident of Bristol, TN
Broderick Howard, B/M, 38 yoa, resident of Bristol, TN

Unserved indictments on the following people:

Lafonda Young, B/M, 45 yoa, resident of Bristol, VA
William Foster, B/M, 28 yoa, resident of Johnson City, TN
Demetrius Summerville, M/B, 20 yoa, resident of Bristol, TN
Kenneth Pickett, M/W, 35 yoa, resident of Wytheville, VA
Joie Quattlebaum, M/B, age unknown, resident of Columbia, SC
Sheila Clethen, B/F, 45 yoa, resident of Bristol, VA
Angela Colley, W/F, 27 yoa, resident of Bristol, TN
Melissa Shaffer, W/F, 40 yoa, resident of Bristol, VA
David Stone, W/M, 30 yoa, resident of Sullivan County
Mark Thomas, W/M, 48 yoa, resident of Bristol, TN

Anyone with information on the above listed individuals contact the police department at 423-989-5600 (dispatch) 423-764-TIPS (8477), or by e-mail at tips@bristoltn.org.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may do. They may also contact the Street Crimes Unit at 423-989-5532. The public may also use these numbers to report other suspicious or criminal activities to our department.

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