Volume 51, Number 16

sixteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, April 17, 2014

Five convicted on drug related charges

by: AMANDA HILL BOND
The Pickett County Grand Jury returned
33 drug related indictments from an undercover
drug operation conducted by the Pickett
County Sheriff's Department back in April
2008. The investigation resulted in the arrest
of 20 persons for allegedly selling drugs. Currently
from those who were charged, five have
received convictions.
The following are the individuals who were
found guilty in Pickett County Criminal Court
with Judge David Patterson presiding:
•April Dickerson plead guilty to two counts
of delivery of Dihydrocodeinone, a schedule III
controlled substance. She received two sentences
of three years probation with Tennessee
Department of Corrections.
•Joel Pritchard plead guilty to casual exchange
of Buprenorphine, a schedule III controlled
substance. He was sentenced to 11
months 29 days probation with Pickett
County Community Probation Services.
•Erica Cope plead guilty to delivery of Dihydrocodeinone,
a schedule III controlled substance.
She was sentenced to three years
probation with Tennessee Department of Corrections.
•David Davis plead guilty to TennCare
fraud along with solicitation to commit delivery
of Oxycodone. He received two sentences
of two year good behavior probation with Pickett
County Community Probation Services.
•Jason Pendergrass plead guilty to delivery
of a counterfeit controlled substance and received
three years probation with the Tennessee
Department of Corrections.

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