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Tipton County Undercover Operation Nets 28 Arrests

TIPTON COUNTY, Tenn. -- More than 25 people were arrested on Tuesday during an undercover narcotic operation round-up conducted by the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office County.

The operation began when the Sheriff’s Office was asked to assist in the Broadmeadows Apartments with ongoing complaints of gang activity, drug trafficking and trespassing within the complex.

The operation consisted of Sheriff’s Office personnel and the assistance of state, local and Shelby County law enforcement officers to target locations throughout Tipton County to locate and arrest those indicted. The operation resulted in the arrest of 28 suspects overnight.

Those arrested were:

Devin Austill, 19, of 150 Peeler Ave Apt. A2 Covington, TN – Del of Sch. III, Del of Sch VI

Adrian Harper, 23, of 154 Roseland Acres Atoka, TN – Del of Sch VI, Del of Sch VI, Del of Sch VI, Possession of Sch VI with intent, Possession of Sch IV

Jim Robinson Jr., 26, of Shelton Street (address unknown) Covington, TN – Del of Sch II (6 counts), Del of Sch VI (5 counts), Felony simple possession

Jamie Chavez, 35, of 1780 Baskins Rd - Violation of Sex offender registry

Erik Thompson, 34, of 110 Gary Cove Drummonds, TN – Theft of Property 1,000 to 10,000

William Palmer, 31, of 6367 Leamont Drive Millington, TN – Del of Sch VI

Marchello Gossett, 31, of 7673 Richardson Landing Rd – Del of sch II (2 counts)

George Adams, 47, of 110 Maley Circle Covington, TN - Theft under 500

Richard Benard, 53, of 488 Antioch Hwy Covington, TN– Del of Sch II

Debra Boyce, 55, of 150 Peeler Apt B9 Covington, TN – Del of Sch VI in school zone, Del of Sch VI in school zone.

Rachel Coffman, 31, of 112 Hwy 51 # 11 Covington, TN – Del of Sch. III (2 counts)

Cynthia Dancy, 35, of 808 Craig St Covington, TN – Del of Sch IV in school zone.

Rhonda Edwards,24, of 150 Peeler Apt # O114 Covington, TN – Del of Sch VI (Casual Exchange)

Chaquita Fayne, 27, of 1150 Simonton St. Apt # 407 Covington, TN – Del of Sch II

Jerry Graham, 58, of 150 Peeler Apt # I23 Covington, TN - Criminal Responsibility

Sharon Owens, 45, of 126 Simonton St. Covington, TN – Del of Sch. III in a school zone, Del of Sch III

Mark Stephens, 41, of 31 East Kenwood Brighton, TN – Poss of Sch VI with intent in a school zone, Felony

Simple possession, Possession of firearm during dangerous felony (2 counts), Possession of firearm by a convicted felon (2 counts)

Carolyn Taylor, 44, of 150 Peeler Apt # B12 Covington, TN – Del of Sch. III in a school zone, Del of Sch. V in a school zone

Jamie Wilson, 20, of 124 Watkins Alley Covington, TN – Del of Sch V in a school zone, Del of Sch. VI in a

school zone, Del of Sch. III in a school zone, Del of Sch. II in a school zone

Monica Gonzalez, 24, of 114 Tony St Drummonds, TN - Del of Sch. VI

Paula Michelle Cook, 34, of 3432 Edith Nankipoo Ripley TN – Poss of Controlled substance

Albert Eatman, 58, of 150 Peeler Road Apt # Q130 – Delivery of Sch VI (2 Counts)


During the operation, others arrested on warrants or new charges were:

Devin Martin, 21 years old – 95 Laurel Lane Munford, TN – Simple Possession (cite)

Brandon Osborne, 23 years old – 133 PW Reed Munford, TN – Warrant for DUI, Warrant for Violation of Probation for Simple Possession

Amanda Flegal, 36 years old – 389 Shannon Lane Atoka, TN – Warrant for Forgery, Warrant for Theft of Property 500 to 1,000.

“I will do more of these operations to address the problems and complaints we continue to receive surrounding drug and gang activity in Tipton County. I especially will continue to help those housing complexes to weed out the criminals that are coming into these areas and committing their crimes. A lot of those that were indicted are living in subsidized housing and selling drugs which is insulting to those who really need assistance. The residents at Broadmeadow and other housing developments
deserve to live in a safe environment, free of these types of criminal activity.”

“I want to especially thank the Narcotic Unit for the hard work over the last eight months. The operation round-up would not have been possible without the support from the personnel from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Memphis Police Department and the multi-agency task force.”

If anyone has information of drug trafficking in their communities, please call the Criminal Investigations Division at 901-475-3300, Central Dispatch after hours at 901-475-4300, phone in tips at 901-475-3307, email tips to Sheriff@tiptonco.com or Facebook Sheriff J.T. Pancho Chumley.”