3 from Detroit Arrested on High Bond Drug Charges in Tennessee

MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said the four of the five individuals who narcotics investigators arrested Wednesday following a search warrant at a residence on Snapp Road are currently in custody and now have court dates and bonds, as follows:

• Jerrice Duhart, Jr., 21-years-old, of Detroit, is being held on bonds totaling $460,000 pending a court date at 9 a.m. October 2. He is being held on charges including possession of Schedule I (heroin) for resale, delivery of Schedule I (heroin), possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, and maintaining a dwelling where drugs are used and/or sold.

• Vincent Wilks, 21-years-old, of Detroit, is being held on bonds totaling $160,000 pending a court date at 9 a.m. October 2. He is being held on charges including possession of Schedule I (heroin) for resale, possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, and maintaining a dwelling where drugs are used and/or sold.

• Reshoen Coffey, 18-years-old, of Detroit, is being held on bonds totaling $160,000 pending a hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court at 9 a.m. October 2. He is being held on charges including possession of Schedule I (heroin) for resale, possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, and maintaining a dwelling where drugs are used and/or sold.

• Brandon S. Bayne, 30, of Snapp Road, Louisville, is being held on an $80,000 bond pending a hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court at 9 a.m. October 2 on a charge of maintaining a dwelling where drugs are used and/or sold.

• Shannon M. Hatcher, 30, of Knoxville, was released this morning pending charges relating to the investigation.

All five individuals were taken into custody by investigators with the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force following the execution of a search warrant at a residence on Snapp Road Wednesday morning. During the search warrant, investigators, with the assistance of the Sheriff’s SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics Team) seized approximately 22 grams of heroin, five grams of marijuana, two handguns, and more than $11,000 cash stuffed in a canister.

The Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force continues to place an emphasis on individuals who distribute heroin within Blount County. The Drug Task Force offers cash in exchange for information leading the arrest of heroin dealers within the community. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Drug Task Force at (865)977-SANO (7266). Callers may remain anonymous.

The Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force is comprised of deputies and officers with the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, Alcoa Police Department, and Maryville Police Department.

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