KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit Investigations Yield 28 Felony Drug Indictments

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit Investigations Yield 28 Felony Drug Indictments
DATE: February 15, 2019
CASE #: Multiple
GENERAL NARRATIVE
As a result of multiple extensive, active, and ongoing investigations by the Kingsport Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit, 28 Indictments for numerous felony drug offenses have recently been handed down by a Sullivan County Grand Jury.

Thirteen (13) of these indicted individuals (listed in a table below) have already been arrested. Derrick Lewis (a.k.a. “Pikey”) was among those already arrested. Mr. Lewis was arrested by the Kingsport Police Department on February 12, 2019 during a traffic stop. At the time of his arrest, he had a large amount (nearly 3 ounces) of white rock like substance (believed to be Crack Cocaine) concealed in the groin area of his pants. He was also driving without a license.

An area-wide warrants check revealed that Mr. Lewis was also wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Scott County, VA for the Sale of Crack Cocaine. In addition to his original charges that resulted from the Sullivan County Grand Jury indictment, he incurred the following charges incident to arrest: 1) Sale and Delivery of Over 26 Grams of Cocaine within 1,000 Feet of a Park, 2) No Driver License, and 3) Fugitive from Justice.

As of the time of issuance of this news release, fifteen (15) of these indicted individuals (listed in a table below) remain still wanted and at large. Anyone finding their own name on that list is strongly encouraged to contact the Kingsport Police Department at 423-246-9111 or respond to the Kingsport Justice Center in a timely manner to make arrangements to turn themselves in.

Anyone having any information as to the whereabouts of any of these still wanted individuals is asked to contact the Kingsport Police Department at 423-246-9111. Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to these or any other cases wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

https://www.kingsporttn.gov/city-services/police-department/contact-us

FEATURED ARRESTED SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Derrick “Pikey” Lewis
Age Date of Birth 1/30/1982

37 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/Black
Residency 2047 Greenway Street

Kingsport, TN

Charges from Original Indictment 1) Sale and Delivery of Over ½ Gram of Cocaine within 1,000 Feet of a Park

2) Sale and Delivery of Over ½ Gram of Cocaine within 1,000 Feet of a School (4 counts)

New Charge(s) Incurred at Time of Arrest 1) Sale and Delivery of Over 26 Grams of Cocaine within 1,000 Feet of a Park

2) No Driver License

3) Fugitive from Justice (Wanted by Scott County, VA Authorities for Sale of Crack Cocaine)

INDICTED/ALREADY ARRESTED SUSPECTS INFORMATION
NAME DATE OF BIRTH CHARGE(S)
Sharon Bacon 5/15/1975 1) Sale and Delivery of Over ½ Gram of Methamphetamine

2) Casual Exchange of Alprazolam

3) Maintaining a Dwelling Where Controlled Substances are Used or Sold

Christopher Bell 1/12/1990 1) Sale and Delivery of Over ½ Gram of Cocaine within 1,000 Feet of a School (6 counts)
Michael Cantrell 10/21/1975 1) Sale and Delivery of Methamphetamine within 1,000 Feet of a Library

2) Sale and Delivery of Methamphetamine within 1,000 Feet of a School

Holly Carrico 3/12/1996 1) Sale and Delivery of Over ½ Gram of Methamphetamine within 1,000 Feet of a Park and Child Care Agency

2) Sale and Delivery of Buprenorphine

3) Sale and Delivery of Buprenorphine within 1,000 Feet of a Park and Child Care Agency

4) Maintaining a Dwelling Where Controlled Substances are Used or Sold

Morgan Craigmire 10/27/1987 1) Sale and Delivery of Buprenorphine

2) Sale and Delivery of Methamphetamine (4 counts)

3) Maintaining a Dwelling Where Controlled Substances are Used or Sold

Amy Frost 3/2/1982 1) Maintaining a Dwelling Where Controlled Substances are Used or Sold
Antonio Green 7/10/1983 1) Sale and Delivery of a Counterfeit Controlled Substance (2 counts)
Cheyenne Goins 8/5/1994 1) Attempt to Obtain a Controlled Substance by Fraud

2) Obtaining Controlled Substances by Fraud (3 counts)

Amber Hinkle 1/10/1992 1) Sale and Delivery of Heroin (4 counts)
Derrick “Pikey” Lewis 1/30/1982 1) Sale and Delivery of Over ½ Gram of Cocaine within 1,000 Feet of a Park

2) Sale and Delivery of Over ½ Gram of Cocaine within 1,000 Feet of a School (4 counts)

Melody Newcomb 7/27/1980 1) Sale and Delivery of Oxycodone within 1,000 Feet of a School (6 counts)

2) Maintaining a Dwelling Where Controlled Substances are Used or Sold

Marcus Palmer 3/27/1984 1) Sale and Delivery of Over ½ Ounce of Marijuana within 1,000 Feet of a School (4 counts)

2) Maintaining a Dwelling Where Controlled Substances are Used or Sold

Dustin Wallen 4/6/1992 1) Sale and Delivery of Over ½ Gram of Methamphetamine
INDICTED/STILL WANTED SUSPECTS INFORMATION
NAME DATE OF BIRTH CHARGE(S)
Jeremy Ashmore 10/25/1985 1) Sale and Delivery of Buprenorphine
Joshua Ashmore 2/7/1987 1) Sale and Delivery of Buprenorphine
Brandon Cooper 4/6/1988 1) Sale and Delivery of Buprenorphine within 1,000 Feet of a Child Care Agency (4 counts)

2) Sale and Delivery of Buprenorphine

Kevin Ferrell 4/10/1971 1) Sale and Delivery of Buprenorphine (4 counts)
Kenneth Howington 10/21/1966 1) Sale and Delivery of Buprenorphine (4 counts)

2) Sale and Delivery of Over ½ Gram of Methamphetamine

3) Maintaining a Dwelling Where Controlled Substances are Used or Sold

Joshua Jessup 8/30/1988 1) Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud

2) Attempt to Obtain Controlled Substances by Fraud

Pamela Mendenhall 6/9/1998 1) Sale and Delivery of Oxycodone within 1,000 Feet of a Park (4 counts)

2) Sale and Delivery of Oxycodone within 1,000 Feet of a School

3) TennCare Fraud (3 counts)

4) Maintaining a Dwelling Where Controlled Substances are Used or Sold

Edward Newcomb 8/26/1999 1) Sale and Delivery of Over ½ Ounce of Marijuana within 1,000 Feet of a School (4 counts)

2) Sale and Delivery of Over ½ Ounce of Marijuana within 1,000 Feet of a Park

Betty Jo Ring 4/23/1967 1) Sale and Delivery of Over ½ Gram of Methamphetamine within 1,000 Feet of a Park
Eric Rush 4/24/1984 1) Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud
Christopher Russell 1/5/1981 1) Sale and Delivery of Buprenorphine
Leslie Russell 3/16/1969 1) Sale and Delivery of Oxycodone within 1,000 Feet of a Park (4 counts)
Hunter Stapleton 5/1/1995 1) Sale and Delivery of Over ½ Gram of Methamphetamine within 1,000 Feet of a Park and Child Care Agency
Ronald Whiteside 7/21/1985 1) Possession of Over ½ Gram of Cocaine for Sale and Delivery within 1,000 Feet of a School

2) Possession of Over ½ Ounce of Marijuana for Sale and Delivery within 1,000 feet of a School

3) Maintaining a Dwelling Where Controlled Substances are Used or Sold

Rhonda Williams 12/3/1967 1) Sale and Delivery of Over ½ Gram of Cocaine within 1,000 Feet of a Park
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

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