The Greeneville Sun
Current Weather
Clear Clear
51 ° Severe Weather Alert!
Click Icon for Extended Forecast
Get Breaking News Alerts
FREE Service of
Brad & Ginia Johnston
423-823-0414 | 423-823-0716
Get special offers
from GreenevilleSun.com.
 
Hats In The Ring
Candidates Showcase


Patty Tilson
Greene Co. Clerk




Nathan Holt
Greene Co. Trustee




Brett Purgason
Greene Co. Mayor




Robin Quillen
3rd Dist. County Commissioner




David Crum
Greene Co. Mayor




Ted Hensley
5th Dist. State Representative




David Weems
Road Superintendent




Jan Kiker
Greene Co. Clerk




Christina Blevins
Register of Deeds




Tom Hopson
Greene Co. Trustee




Kevin Swatsell
Road Superintendent




Danny Greene
Sheriff




Cecil Mills
District Attorney General



 
 
1997 Harley Davidson Ultra

2004 Jeep Wrangler (sahara

1997 Honda Valkyrie

1928 Ford Model A Door

2002 Ford F150 King

1970 Nova 1 Owner 56k

1996 Ford F-super Duty

Get featured here and increase your advertising results by upgrading your classified ad to a TopAd.

Call: 423-638-4185

Get featured here and increase your advertising results by upgrading your classified ad to a TopAd.

Call: 423-638-4185




Public Notices

April 23, 2014

choose text size bigger text smaller text

Sheriff's Dept. Allegedly Foils A Plot By 2 Inmates To Bring Drugs Into Jail

Originally published: 2013-07-19 10:49:12
Last modified: 2013-07-19 10:51:27
 


BY KEN LITTLE

STAFF WRITER

An inmate in the Greene County Detention Center allegedly helped another inmate bond out, with the understanding that the man would then get himself arrested for public intoxication and smuggle drugs into the jail, deputies said in reports.

Charged with introduction of Schedule II drugs into a penal facility and possession of a Schedule II drug with intent to sell or deliver were Matthew Dwight Norton, 28, of 8707 Baileyton Hwy., and Steven Howard Berry, 49, of 516 Brown Ave., Morristown.

A report by Deputy Chuck Humphreys said that Berry allegedly induced Norton to try to smuggle drugs into the jail "by knowingly arranging to have (Norton) at the Greene County Detention Center bonded out and to get himself arrested for public intoxication a few hours later and bring in Schedule II drugs and syringes."

Charges were filed against Norton for "knowingly bonding out of jail and getting himself arrested again a few hours later for public intoxication and bringing in Schedule II drugs packaged in black tape and concealed in the defendant's anal cavity," another report by Humphreys said.

Ten morphine pills and two syringes were found as Norton was being booked into the jail early Thursday on the public intoxication charge, the report said.

Berry was charged in April with possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Sheriff's Department records. He was held in the jail on two failure-to-appear warrants, deputies said.

Norton was held on a child support warrant before bond was posted and the public intoxication charge was filed, officers said.

The case remains under investigation.

Berry and Norton had first General Sessions Court appearances scheduled this morning.

 
For more information and stories, see The Greeneville Sun.

More Local News


Newspapers In Education Benchmarks
Newspapers In Education
Newspapers In Education
Benchmarks
Benchmarks

Find more businesses on GreenevilleMarketplace.com

Attorneys · Automotive · Health Care · Restaurants Retail · Services · Home & Garden · Recreation


PHOTO GALLERIES
Sponsored in part by:
 
RECENT GALLERIES



 

Terms of Use - Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2014, GREENEVILLE PUBLISHING COMPANY, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
This content may not be reused without the express written permission of Greeneville Publishing Company, Inc.
http://www.greenevillesun.com