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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.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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  • Pattottsville Heritage Days
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  • Cocke Public Safety Committee
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