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Drug roundup nets 11

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A 12-month joint investigation into the illegal sale of narcotics ended Wednesday night with 11 suspects taken into custody and charged and more arrests expected.

The investigation was carried out by Lebanon Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Tennessee Department of Correction.

A total of 59 indictments were issued for 25 offenders, said LPD Chief Scott Bowen, adding that at least four of the suspects were currently in jail and would be served their warrants at a later date.

A search warrant which resulted in multiple narcotics-related charges was also executed.

Bowen said at approximately 10 p.m., Wednesday, the Lebanon SWAT team executed a search warrant at 1326 Christine Drive as part of the investigation. Officers found and seized more than $13,000 in cash, approximately 2 ounces of what was believed to be cocaine, and two vehicles.

As a result of that search warrant, Lereco Abston, 30, of that address, Lebanon, was charged with possession of schedule II for resale, possession of schedule III for resale, possession of schedule IV for resale, possession of schedule VI for resale, drug paraphernalia and forgery.

Tavanna Rhodes, 36, also of the same address, was charged with possession of schedule II for resale, possession of schedule IV, and drug paraphernalia.

At approximately 5 a.m., Thursday, officers began serving the narcotics-related indictments. Agents with the FBI, TBI, DEA and TDOC assisted Lebanon officers in serving the indictments.

As of press time Thursday, those arrested and charged on the indictments include the following (in addition to Abston and Rhodes):

 Adam Harper, 32, of 718 Sanders Ave., Lebanon, Unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon;

Dominique Haughton, 30, of 433 Hobbs Ave., Lebanon, Sell of schedule VI;

Edward Adams, 37, of 730 Cole Ave. Apt. C, Lebanon, Sell of schedule II x 2;

Derek Neal, 34, 147 Upton Heights, Lebanon, Sell of schedule II x 2;

Kasha Stasiak, 23, of 402 Neighborly Ct., Lebanon, Possession of schedule II, Drug paraphernalia;

Jessica Corona, 31, of 208 Clearview Drive, Lebanon, Possession of schedule VI, Drug paraphernalia;

Terrance Oldham, 40, of 1195 Mimosa Ct., Lebanon, Sell of schedule II x 2;

Joshua Jobe, 27, of McClain Ave., Lebanon, Sell of schedule VI;

Willie Ray Hearn Jr., 42, of 117 Cedarwood Drive, Apt. 216, Lebanon, Sell of schedule II.

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