Ooltewah man charged with Fentanyl and gun violations


HAMILTON COUNTY, Tennessee (WDEF) – Hamilton County Sheriff’s officers say they confiscated Fentanyl pills, guns and cash from a suspect in the Ooltewah area last week.

The Sheriff says Narcotics officers and the Special Investigations Unit developed information that Victor Castaneda had the drugs and guns.

They. along with Collegedale Police, conducted a traffic stop last Thursday on him on Shallowford Road.

At that point, they charged Castaneda with driver license, tint violation and gun charges.

Then they went to his house on Rhinehart Road.

They say the confiscated 61 grams of Fentanyl pills, more guns, and $1,806 in cash.

“This investigation, arrest, and subsequent seizure of weapons and narcotics highlights the ongoing, daily efforts of our personnel to remove dangerous narcotics and weapons from our community. If you are going to bring this poison into our county, we are focused on finding you as we are committed to removing the illegal distribution of deadly Fentanyl which is destroying lives and families across our county, state and nation,” stated Sheriff Austin Garrett.

More charges are pending in the case.

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