Six arrested in ‘Operation Pharmacy Tech’ round-up

LAFAYETTE, Ga. (WDEF) – The Walker County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of six people Thursday after a drug sweep called ‘Operation Pharmacy Tech.’

After a lengthy investigation, agents from the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force executed six search warrants in northern Walker and southern Hamilton counties.

The search warrants targeted a suspected Drug Trafficking Organization operating throughout the Tennessee Valley.

Investigators determined the organization dealt primarily with Schedule II prescription narcotics.

Several agencies assisted in the search warrant executions.

They include the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, Lafayette Police Department, Rossville Police Department, Dade County Sheriff’s Office, Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office, Ft. Oglethorpe Police Department, Georgia Bureau of Investigations, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and the Hamilton County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s Office officials say the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are pending.

The six people arrested Thursday were all charged with trafficking of schedule II narcotics.

Arrested were 51-year-old Johnny Boatwright, Sr. of East Ridge, 46-year-old Theodore H. Apostol, Jr. of Rossville, 29-year-old Cindy Boatwright Apostol of Rossville, 33-year-old Johsua E. Hayes of Rossville, 32-year-old Krysten E. Hayes of Rossville and 23-year-old Theodore H. Apostol, III of Rossville.

The sheriff’s office says additional charges on those arrested are pending the results of the search warrants.

Categories: Chattanooga, Crime, Hamilton County, Local News, Walker County

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