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January 24, 2014 Contact: Marian O'Briant



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Drug Task Force, ATF arrest several people today in roundup

Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Resident Agent in Charge, Knoxville District, Mickey French, announced several people were arrested today during a roundup after the culmination of a one year long investigation.

The following individuals were charged:
" Nicholas Herbert Collins, 30, Bear Hollow Loop, Louisville, was charged with two counts of delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance (oxycodone), one count of delivery of a Schedule III controlled substance (suboxone), and one count of conspiracy to deliver a Schedule III controlled substance (suboxone). Collins was also charged with possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony. He is being held on bonds totaling $17,500 pending a hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court at 9 a.m. January 29th.
" Teresa Jane Whitehead, 54. Country Fields Way, Walland, was charged with one count of delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Bond amount and court date have not yet been set.
" Dennis Robert Purkey, 42. Samples Road, Louisville, was charged with one count of delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance (crack cocaine). Purkey is being held on a $3,500 bond pending a hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court at 9 a.m. January 29th.
" Carrie M. Hamilton, 40, Bear Hollow Loop, Louisville, was charged with delivery of a Schedule III controlled substance (suboxone). Hamilton was released on a $3,500 bond with an initial Blount County General Sessions Court date of January 29th at 9 a.m.
" Amanda Marlene McCall (aka Breeden), 34, Porter Bridge Road, Maryville. McCall is charged with delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance (oxycodone). Her bond amount and court date has not yet been set.
In addition, two other individuals, Richard Joe Pruitt, 21, of Gillenwater Road, Maryville, and Stacy W. Teffeteller, 47, Bear Hollow Loop, Louisville, were taken into custody on federal charges. Pruitt will be charged with gun and narcotics charges, and Teffeteller will be charged with gun charges. Following the disposition of Teffeteller's federal charges, he will also face state charges.
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Two other individuals were cited. Daniel Doyon, 26, of Porter Bridge Road, was cited with possession of drug paraphernalia, and Jacob D. Pruitt, 20, of Gillenwater Road, was cited for possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Charges are pending against a ninth individual who was not charged at the time of the other arrests.
The above individuals were arrested from five separate locations in Blount County.
The Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force is comprised of deputies and officers with the Blount County Sheriff's Office, Alcoa Police Department, and Maryville Police Department. Investigators also worked specialized investigations in conjunction with Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, Knoxville Division.
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