Blount County Sheriff James Berrong announced today that two Knoxville residents were charged Monday night in connection with an investigation conducted by the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force.
Rodney D. Bullock, 29, Knoxville, and Amy Joy Maxwell, 36, Knoxville, are both being held at the Blount County Correctional Facility. Maxwell is charged with delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance (Oxycontin). She is being held on a $ 2,500 bond pending a court date of January 16. Bullock is charged with criminal attempt to possess a Schedule II controlled substance (Oxycontin) for resale, as well as possessing a firearm in the commission of a felony. He is being held on bonds totaling $35,000 pending a hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court at 1:30 p.m. January 16.
The arrests followed a three month investigation into Bullock and Maxwell illegally distributing Oxycontin (a Schedule II controlled substance) in Knox and Blount counties. Late Monday, the case unfolded as the two came to a business in the city of Alcoa where Bullock met with an undercover narcotics investigator and attempted to purchase 250 Oxycontin pills for more than $7,000. Investigators apprehended Bullock immediately after the transaction, and found him to be armed with a handgun. Maxwell was found in the parking lot waiting for Bullock to finish.
Sheriff Berrong said that during the course of the investigation, the Knoxville residents were being supplied from a person in Kentucky, and the pills were being distributed in different counties in this area. It is becoming more and more apparent that there is a drug connection between Tennessee and Kentucky.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.