Thursday, July 11, 2019

Denton indicted on drug and firearms charges
Eddie Dallas "Rusty" Denton, 66, Fox Chase Trail, Newport, who was arrested Monday on a federal criminal complaint which charges him with drug and firearms offenses, now has been indicted by a federal grand jury. The complaint filed by Agent Chuck Evans of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Cocke County Sheriff's Department says Denton is well-known for criminal activity in Cocke County. He was convicted of second-degree murder after four men died in the Red Lantern Massacre shooting. Since then Denton has been convicted in several drug conspiracies. In April and May, members of the DEA, sheriff's department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, met to make controlled drug purchases from Denton. Also in June, Denton allegedly sold the informant a 22 caliber pistol for $225. When a federal search warrant was executed on the Denton residence this week, pills and several revolvers were seized. The grand jury seated in US District Court in Greeneville, indicted Denton on four counts distribution of oxymorphone(Opana) and one count distribution of methadone. The panel also charged the defendant with four counts possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Asst. US Attorney Robert Reeves says Denton faces a maximum 10 years on the charges of felon in possession of a firearm and 20 years maximum on each of the drug counts.


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