MCMINN COUNTY SHERIFF’S “WIPEOUT 2” CRIME SUPPRESSION OPERATION NETS 8 ARRESTS, METH LAB, MARIJUANA PLANTS
On Thursday, 4 teams of officers with the McMinn County Sheriff’s Office were out in force as they participated in a county-wide crime suppression event called “Wipeout 2”. The operation resulted in several arrests and the seizure of a meth lab and marijuana plants.
“This is the second such operation this year, as we respond to information our officers have received from citizens about suspected criminal activity,” said McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy. “In addition, our narcotics division had several grand jury indictments handed down this month, so those led to several arrests as well. Some team members were also involved in saturation patrols in various areas of the county to hopefully help reduce car crashes and fatalities.”
Officers attended an 8AM briefing session at the Justice Center that outlined the plan and guidelines of the operation. “Crime Suppression Teams” were given assignments of locations and names of suspects to locate, and points such as such as professionalism and legal issues were addressed. The operation concluded around 5PM.
Officers served indictments and warrants on the following individuals:
Michael J. Roberts, County Rd 802: Grand Jury Indictments for Possession Schedule IV for Resale, Possession Schedule II for Resale, and 2 Counts Possession of Schedule IV for Resale, Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony ($50,000 bond)
Nicole Faye Jack, County Rd 561: Grand Jury Indictment for Tenn Care Fraud ($15,000 bond)
Kenneth D. Fox, Hwy 411N: Grand Jury Indictments for Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia ($15,000 Bond)
Kelly Tallent, Hwy 411 N: Grand Jury Indictments for Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia ($15,000 Bond)
Christopher Cole, County Rd 510: 2 Warrants for Failure to Appear ($4,000 Bond)
Cody Lloyd, County Rd 849: Warrant for Violation of Probation/Meth Manufacture (No Bond)
Pam Moses, County Rd 554: Warrant for Violation of Probation/Burglary, Agg Burglary, Auto Burglary (No Bond)
Gregory “Sloopy” Millsaps, County Rd 482: Warrant for Violation of Probation/Meth Manufacture (No Bond)
“Several attempts have been made to serve the warrant on Mr. Millsaps over the past year,” said Sheriff Guy. “Today we were successful, and also located several large marijuana plants and a meth lab at his residence. He is a convicted felon, and was found to be in possession of a firearm, which could result in Federal charges.”
Guy said that additional Crime Suppression Operations are scheduled in the future.
“Aggressive enforcement is a key element in our efforts against drugs,” added Sheriff Guy. “We will continue these operations to hunt down drug traffickers in McMinn County.”