Blount County
Sheriff's Office

940 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804

Phone: (865) 273-5000
    Fax: (865) 273-5134

Crime Prevention Hotline
           (865) 273-5200
Non-Emergency Dispatch
           (865) 983-3620

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The Narcotics Unit is part of the larger Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force, which is a multi-agency effort led by the Sheriff’s Office. The Narcotics Unit is comprised of 10 certified officers, with eight investigators from the Sheriff’s Office, and one each from Maryville and Alcoa Police Departments. One agent is assigned to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. There are also two administrative employees assigned to the Drug Task Force.

In 2015, Drug Task Force investigators arrested 188 persons on 204 charges for drug-related crimes in and around Blount County. These arrests were the result of 459 cases and 30 search warrants. The Drug Task Force verdict statistics show a 97 percent conviction rate. They seized $87,499 in U.S. currency, 24 conveyances, and 46 firearms from drug offenders.

Deputy Chief
Ron Talbott

Task Force Statistics
Marijuana Plants 166
Marijuana 41.22 lbs.
Cocaine 1,776.60 gm
Crack Cocaine 78.62 grams
Methamphetamine 19.4 grams
Crystal Meth 3.30 grams
Meth Labs 20
Firearms Seized 46