"Spring Cleaning" in Campbell Co. yields 63 drug-related indictments

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A year-long investigation has undercover investigation has yielded dozens of indictments against some of Campbell Co.'s worst drug offenders, announced Sheriff Robbie K. Goins on Monday. He called it the the county's largest drug roundup in a decade.

“The investigators on these undercover investigations have spent the last year committed to the removal of drugs and the apprehension of violators who choose to pollute our county, our communities and their homes and lives with evil and destruction," said Sheriff Goins.

"Operation Spring Cleaning," as the investigation was called, netted over $125,000 in drug money; 28 vehicles, worth over $300,000; and a variety of prescription narcotics, cocaine, and marijuana. The Sheriff's Office teamed up with 8th Judicial District Drug Task Force and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for the operation.

Now, it is working with several law enforcement agencies, including the United States Marshal Service, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, State Bomb and Arson Section, Caryville Police Department, and the Jacksboro Police Department to help it round up the suspects.

“We intend to hunt these people down and put them directly in jail, period. We couldn’t do it without the great help of the fine folks mentioned above. Our great working relationships with these other agencies help secure assistance any time we call for it, and for that we are thankful.” said Sheriff Goins.

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