The cities worked together on a routine traffic stop conducted by officer Harrison Cornett with the New Tazewell Police Department Friday night that led to three people being arrested on various drug charges.
Around midnight, officer Cornett pulled over a 2004 Hummer at the Marathon station in New Tazewell. The three suspects inside the vehicle were not cooperating in the traffic stop prompting officer Cornett to call in the K-9 unit.
When officer Shawn Goode arrived with the dog, the suspects quickly admitted to having drugs inside the vehicle with them.
Officers on scene searched the vehicle and found a large amount of marijuana and about a gram of cocaine.
All three suspects were taken to jail and charged with various drug charges.
John Travillion, 48, was charged with Possession of Schedule IV and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Dorothy Miracle, 19, was charged with Criminal Conspiracy, Possession of Schedule II with intent to resale and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Arvin Daniels, 49, was charged with Possession of Schedule IV for sale or delivery and Possession of Schedule II with intent to deliver.
At time of press release, all three were being held in the Claiborne County Jail with no bond.
These arrests are a result of both cities working together against the growing drug problem and will do their best to stop the sale of controlled substances in this area.
If a suspect that is arrested is on TennCare then the agency will notify TennCare as well as the doctor who prescribed the medication. All drugs and equipment involved will be seized from the suspects as well.
Both agencies are working together and sharing information with one another in a team effort to get the drug problem under control and put to a stop.
If you suspect suspicious drug activity going on in your neighborhood, call 911 or either City Hall to report it.