Wednesday, April 14, 2010

TBI Arrests Six Local Residents In Drug Round-Up

Two Cookeville residents, three from Gainesboro, and one from Livingston been arrested in a drug round-up in DeKalb County. Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation say a total of nine defendants were indicted on charges of conspiracy to sell and deliver more than 50 grams of a Schedule II controlled substance and violations of the drug free school zone act. The investigation centered on the illegal sale of prescription drugs. The operation called "Yellow Dot" centered around the sale and distribution of hydromorphone, also known as Dilaudid. In February of 2009, TBI and the 13th Judicial District Drug Task Force received information about a string of home burglaries and shoplifting thefts by subjects who were supporting a Dilaudid habit. That information prompted the drug investigation. The defendants were selling Dilaudid ranging from $20 to $30 per pill at various locations in Putnam County and Cookeville. They are identified as Charles Dowis and Tabbie Wilson of Cookeville, Lakrisha Willis of Livingston, and Ron Stewart, Tim Young, and Ted Hooten, all of Gainesboro.