KPD e-News Release: Duo Arrested for Gravel Possession Following Drug Complaint

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Duo Arrested for Gravel Possession Following Drug Complaint
DATE: August 17, 2015
CASE #: 15-017911

15-017912

GENERAL NARRATIVE
On August 17, 2015 at approximately 12:00 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to the parking lot of Colonial Heights Pharmacy, located at 4221 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport, to investigate allegations of a drug transaction taking place in or around a black Honda Accord in the parking lot.

Upon their arrival, officers located Christopher Ryan Dillon and Steven Anthony Salyers in the described vehicle. Further investigation revealed that Mr. Dillon and Mr. Salyers were in possession of approximately 3 grams of Alpha PVP, commonly referred to by the street name “Gravel.” The current estimated street value of Alpha PVP is between $140 and $150 per gram.

Based on the nature of the investigation, the K.P.D. Vice and Narcotics Unit responded to assist. During a search of the vehicle and the suspects, officers also located and seized over $6,000 in cash, a small amount of Suboxone, a 9mm semi-automatic pistol, and assorted drug paraphernalia consisting primarily of plastic tubing and baggies. The Honda Accord was also seized.

Christopher Ryan Dillon was arrested and charged with:

1) Possession of a Schedule I Drug for Resale (Alpha PVP, a.k.a. Gravel)

2) Simple Possession of a Schedule III Drug (Suboxone)

3) Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

4) Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon

5) Maintaining a Dwelling Where Drugs are Used, Stored, Distributed, or Manufactured

Steven Anthony Salyers was arrested and charged with:

1) Possession of a Schedule I Drug for Resale (Alpha PVP, a.k.a. Gravel)

2) Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

3) Fugitive from Justice (Wanted on an Outstanding Warrant out of Scott County, VA for Drug Possession)

Both suspects were transported to the Kingsport City Jail for confinement pending arraignment.

SUSPECT #1 INFORMATION
Name Christopher Ryan Dillon
Age Date of Birth 1/7/1982

33 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 417 Barnett Drive, Lot #25

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Possession of a Schedule I Drug for Resale (Alpha PVP, a.k.a. Gravel)

2) Simple Possession of a Schedule III Drug (Suboxone)

3) Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

4) Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon

5) Maintaining a Dwelling Where Drugs are Used, Stored, Distributed, or Manufactured

SUSPECT #2 INFORMATION
Name Steven Anthony Salyers
Age Date of Birth 3/14/1967

48 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 407 McKenzie Drive, Lot #10

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Possession of a Schedule I Drug for Resale (Alpha PVP, a.k.a. Gravel)

2) Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

3) Fugitive from Justice (Wanted on an Outstanding Warrant out of Scott County, VA for Drug Possession

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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