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Sullivan sheriff's deputies sieze large quantity of drug 'gravel'; two charged

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SULLIVAN COUNTY, TN (WJHL) -

Two women are in the Sullivan County jail after authorities found more than $8,000 worth of the drug gravel in a hotel room.

Officers with the Sullivan County Vice and Narcotics Unit were told of a man and woman who were bringing in large quantities from out of state of the drug known as gravel, according to a news release.

Around 2 a.m. Tuesday a vehicle that matched the description of the one being sought in this drug transport was seen leaving a home on Fall Creek Road. Officers tried to stop the car but the driver sped away and turned into a driveway that led to a home on Childress Ferry Road.

No one was in the car but detectives found the keys and a piece of ripped denim on a barbed wire fence behind the home.

A piece of plywood had also been pulled from the home and a woman was found lying in the basement .

This woman, identified as Beverly Henson, 39, of Fox Road in Chuckey, said a man was driving the car and had left her. She did not know his identity, according to the release.

Henson told detectives that she was staying at the Sleep Inn on Airport Parkway with her sister, Melissa Williams, 41, of Kelley Gap Road in Greeneville.

Detectives found Williams at the hotel and got consent to search the room, turning up various types of drug paraphernalia, cash and about an amount of gravel worth about $8,400 on the street.

Henson was charged with aggravated burglary, evading arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Williams was charged with maintaining a dwelling, simple possession of schedule IV drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of analogue substance for resale.

Additional charges are pending.

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