Home   |  Staff   |  Local News   |  Area Events   |  Birthdays   |  Photos   |  Contact Us   |  Employment
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Marijuana sentencing
Three men who were arrested in August, 2017 after officers discovered 270 pounds of marijuana at a New Market residence, have been sentenced in Jefferson County Circuit Court. Officers with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, along with agents from the Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force, TBI, and state Department of Homeland Security participated in the bust and also seized $1,000 cash, an SUV and a .22 caliber rifle. Luis Sosa Sanchez, 37, of Rutledge, and Edward Ray Blair, 65, Birds Creek Road, Sevierville, pleaded guilty to Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver. They each received a 12-year sentence, will serve one year in jail and the balance will be in the Community Corrections program. Each also was fined $5,000. Jerry Steven Covington, 65, Elmore Road, New Market, pleaded guilty to a charge of Attempted Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver. He was given a four year sentence as a Range 1 offender and also was fined $5,000. At the time of the arrest, Jefferson County Sheriff GW “Bud” McCoig said investigators had received information that a shipment of marijuana from Mexico would be arriving at the Covington residence before they obtained the search warrant. The sheriff said a small amount of pot also was found hidden in a mattress at the residence.

Return to Today's News Stories - Front Page

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

  • Moore arrest
  • Lee sworn in as governor
  • MLK Celebration
  • Pit Bull attack
  • Knoxville trucker injured
  • Sanctuary cities
  • Gasoline moves higher

    Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • Broadway work wrapping up
  • Some Smokies open over the holiday
  • Lakeway Pallet fire
  • Unemployment benefits for federal workers
  • Bill Lee on issues

    Thursday, January 17, 2019

  • Graham home destroyed
  • Four inmates charged with assault
  • Cocke Circuit Court
  • Hepatitis C cases increasing in Tennessee

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

  • Trouten/Franklin
  • Lane sentencing
  • The Wall
  • Hang up the phone..... while driving
  • Should national parks be open ?
  • Should national parks be open ?

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

  • Cocke County Finance Committee
  • Warrants issued by Cocke County Circuit Court
  • A thru Z theft
  • VW to expand in Tennessee

    Home  |  Staff  |  Photos  |  Local News  |  Contact Us  |  Employment

    © 2007 92.3 WNPC - Bristol Broadcasting Company, Inc.
    All Rights Reserved