Drug Investigation Leads To Arrest of Four Individuals & More Expected
During the afternoon hours on Friday, September 14th, law enforcement officers of the West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office, Franklin Police Department, and Heard County Sheriff’s Department served a warrant at 297 Mary Johnson Drive, after a lengthy investigation revealed the sale of narcotics from several individuals at that residence.
During the investigation, agents from the West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office identified individuals and conducted controlled purchases of narcotics on numerous occasions. Arrest warrants were issued for these individuals and on September 14th law enforcement officers began their search to execute the arrest warrants.
Dustin Lamar Swint was arrested at the residence after law enforcement officers observed him sitting on the front porch, during the afternoon hours. He was charged with three felony counts for the sale of crack cocaine and marijuana. In addition to the individuals identified during the investigation, Jonathan Cammon and Roderick Keith of 297 Mary Johnson Drive were charged with Disorderly House, after warnings had been issued in the past by law enforcement that if the sale of narcotic continued from the residence they would be charged, since they rent the residence where these sales were being conducted.
Prior to this investigation, law enforcement officers from these agencies executed search warrants in 2010 and 2011, after investigations identified individuals selling narcotics at the same residence. Since then these agencies had continued to receive information that the sales had continued, which was confirmed by yet another investigation by the West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office.
On September 19th, Larry Donnell Swint was arrested at Jordan’s Quick Stop, located at 2468 Franklin Parkway, after he was observed by law enforcement officers who were familiar with an active warrant for his arrest. The felony arrest warrant for the sale of crack cocaine was one of the numerous warrants issued by the West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office.
Law enforcement officers are still searching for individuals that were identified during this investigation but additional arrest are expected in the near future.
“This in depth investigation consisted of numerous hours, over an extended period of time by agents with the West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office. I appreciate the hard work these agents put forth in keeping our community safe by continuing to identify drug dealers and working closely with our department to accomplish the same goals. We strongly encourage and greatly appreciate information we receive from our citizens, which is often a key factor in identifying these illegal operations. I would also like to the Heard County Sheriff’s Department for detaching one of it’s employees to the West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office so that our county can be a part of this multi-jurisdictional task force”, stated Chief Kevin Hannah.