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Drug and Weapon Arrests for Week of September 13 
Over the past week, the Knoxville Police Department continued to focus its efforts on getting guns and drugs off of the street to both prevent violent crime and overdose deaths. In a review of incident reports from September 13 through September 19, KPD officers arrested 74 individuals ranging from 17 years old to 60 years old for drug or weapon charges. Those arrests resulted in a total of 47 felony charges and 132 misdemeanor charges. That includes 27 charges for manufacture, sale or delivery of a controlled substance, four for possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two for unlawful possession of a weapon, two for convicted felon in possession of a handgun and 37 for outstanding warrants. In total, officers confiscated at least 12 firearms that were possessed in violation of Tennessee state law, 173 grams of suspected heroin, 139 grams of suspected meth, 156 grams of suspected cocaine, 258 grams of marijuana and over $1,300 in U.S. currency.

Taking illegally possessed guns and illegal narcotics off of the street and holding those who bring deadly narcotics into the community accountable will always be central goals of the KPD. Towards that end, everyone has role to play in keeping Knoxville safe, and we want residents to play an active role in helping to accomplish that goal. If you have information regarding the distribution of illegal narcotics, contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers! Crime Stoppers is available 24/7/365 by phone at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or via the free mobile app, P3 Tips. Tipsters will remain completely anonymous and be eligible to receive a cash reward if that information leads to an arrest or the confiscation of narcotics.

If you see something, say something. Let's keep working to make Knoxville a better, safer place! 
Posted by serland On 20 September, 2021 at 12:50 PM