TBI: Multi-agency operation nets 27 arrests in Hardin County

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Thursday a multi-agency operation led by its Drug Investigation Division focusing on illegal drug and gang activity in Hardin County has resulted in the arrest of 28 people.
The charges range from weapons counts to drug possession to outstanding warrants and probation violations. In addition, various illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia, three firearms and a vehicle were seized. The operation involved officers serving warrants, making traffic stops and conducting compliance checks with individuals on parole and probation in the city and county. Those arrested were booked into the Hardin County jail.
According to the TBI, the saturation operation Wednesday in Savannah and Hardin County was conducted in response to a “recent increase in crime within the county, often by those who come from outside of Hardin County.”
Approximately 80 law enforcement officers from 17 local, state and federal agencies participated in the saturation.
“We are grateful to all of the agencies who assisted with this operation to keep our county safe,” said Hardin County Sheriff Johnny Alexander. “We ask our citizens to help continue this effort by reporting any criminal activity, which can be done anonymously through our website.”
Savannah Police Chief Michael Pitts added, “We are especially grateful to the TBI for planning and executing this saturation. This is a great example of how law enforcement in West Tennessee can work together to make a difference.”
The TBI said those arrested include:
•Cody Anglin, 24 – Tampering with Evidence, Resisting Arrest, Tail Light Violation, No Insurance, Failure to Maintain Lane
•JoJo Cannon, 35 – Violation of Probation/Parole Warrant
•Greg Couch, 49– Possession of Schedule II
•Bonnie Cox, 34 – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
•Leslie Crotts, 36 – Violation of Probation/Parole Warrant
•Felicia Davidson, 29 – Violation of Probation/Parole Warrant
•Joseph Deshazier, 66 – Possession of Schedule VI with Intent, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
•Tony Dickson, 52 – Violation of Probation/Parole Warrant
•Jerry French, 47 – Violation of Probation/Parole Warrant, Failure to Appear Warrant, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
•Gilberto Gonzalez, 30 – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
•Darlene Hottiman, 59 – Possession of Schedule VI with Intent, Violation of Probation/Parole Warrant
•Jamison Hunt, 35 – Felon in Possession of a Weapon (2 counts)
•Donovan Kearney, 57 – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
•Roy Kinney, 49 – Violation of Probation/Parole Warrant, Failure to Appear Warrant
•Billie Meece, 29 – Driving on Revoked License
•Mardi Morgan, 48 – Simple Possession of Schedule V, Domestic Assault Warrant, Failure to Appear Warrant
•Joey Myers, 44 – Possession of Schedule II with Intent, Possession of Schedule IV with Intent, Possession of Schedule V with Intent, Possession of Legend Drug, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
•Wesley Nance, 38 – Possession of Schedule II, Possession of Schedule VI with Intent, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
•Duane Ogden, 59 – Violation of Probation Warrant
•Daniel Prater, 39 – Violation of Probation Warrant
•Duane Ruggles, 39 – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Contempt of Court Warrant
•Jimmy Stricklin, 43 – Possession of Meth with Intent, Violation of Drug Free Zone, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Texting While Driving
•Daniel Stubblefield, 33 – Failure to Appear Warrant, Driving on Revoked License, Violation of Probation/Parole Warrant
•Rayna Talley, 29 – Violation of Probation/Parole Warrant
•Niki Taylor, 28 – Violation of Probation/Parole Warrant, Outstanding Warrant, Identity Theft (9 counts), Possession of Legend Drug, Possession of Schedule V with Intent
•Eric Walls, 25 – Possession of Schedule II with Intent, Possession of Schedule IV with Intent, Felon in Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Firearm During Commission of Felony, Driving on Suspended (3rd)
•Daniel White, 24 – Possession of Schedule IV with Intent, Public Intoxication
Participating in the operation in addition to the TBI, Savannah Police Department, and Hardin County Sheriff’s Office are the Jackson Police Department, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, 24th Judicial Drug Task Force, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics, Tennessee Department of Corrections Office of Investigations and Compliance, TDOC Probation and Patrol Division, Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force – U.S. Marshal Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Puryear Police Department, Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and McKenzie Police Department.

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