|On August 24, 2020 at approximately 6:00 PM, Detectives assigned to the Kingsport Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit encountered Malik Antonio Dunn and Aleecia Kristen Pritchard in the parking lot of the Hampton Inn, located at 2000 Enterprise Place in Kingsport. Knowing Mr. Dunn had outstanding warrants for his arrest for Driving on a Suspended License, he was promptly taken into custody without incident.
When Ms. Pritchard saw the Detectives approaching, she was observed in the act of furtively dropping a baggie of green plant material, believed to be Marijuana, on the ground. The contraband was recovered, and she was arrested for Simple Possession/Casual Exchange of a Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana). She was subsequently released on a Misdemeanor Citation in lieu of continued custody. She is scheduled for arraignment on September 1, 2020.
At the time of his arrest, Mr. Dunn was found to have two baggies of a crystalline substance, believed to be Methamphetamine, concealed on his person. Further investigation revealed that he had a room rented at the Hampton Inn in his name. A search warrant was obtained and executed for his hotel room which revealed an additional baggie of crystalline substance, believed to be Methamphetamine, assorted pills, believed to be Alprazolam, various items of unlawful drug equipment, and nearly $9,000 in cash believed to be proceeds from illegal drug transactions.
In addition to the preexisting warrants for Driving on a Suspended License, Mr. Dunn has been charged with Sale or Delivery of Over 300 grams of a Schedule II Drug (Methamphetamine), Maintaining a Dwelling where Controlled Substances are Used or Stored, Simple Possession/Casual Exchange of a Schedule IV Drug (Alprazolam), and Possession of Unlawful Drug Equipment.
As of the time of issuance of this news release, Mr. Dunn remains incarcerated in the Sullivan County Jail in Blountville with no current eligibility for bond. He is scheduled for arraignment on September 1, 2020.
The Kingsport Police Department wishes to thank the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for their cooperative assistance with this operation. As this remains an active ongoing investigation into illegal narcotics trafficking, no further details will be released at this time.