Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Coffey announced his deputies from patrol, street crimes, and the special operation response team, along with the New Market Police Department and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, arrested 14 individuals Thursday morning following an undercover operation by deputies assigned to the Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force.

“The focus of this investigation was primarily in the Strawberry Plains area of the county. We will constantly pursue those who choose to deal drugs in our county,” added Coffey. He expressed special thanks to Police Chief Chuck Devotie of the New Market Police Department and Sheriff Tom Spangler of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division for their assistance.

Coffey said with more arrests will follow.

Those arrested in the roundup include:

Stanley Joseph Wells, Hodges Switch Road, Strawberry Plains; two counts sale and delivery of Schedule I, sale and delivery of Schedule II and Schedule V;

Steve Mark Wells Hodges Switch Road, Strawberry Plains, two counts sale and delivery of Schedule II;

Michael Jason Smith, Hazel Road, Strawberry Plains; sale and delivery of methamphetamine, two counts sale and delivery of methamphetamine over .5 gram, sale and delivery of Schedule VI;

April Michelle Watkins, Hazel Road, Strawberry Plains; sale and delivery of Schedule II, Schedule V and Schedule VI, two counts sale and delivery of counterfeit controlled substance;

Willard Ray Helton, Valley Creek Road, Jefferson City; sale and delivery of Schedule II;

Michael Lynn Gentry, Clift Road, Strawberry Plains; three counts sale and delivery of Schedule I, three counts sale and delivery of Schedule II;

Erica Renee Pope, Cottage Hill Circle, New Market; seven counts sale and delivery of Schedule I, five counts sale and delivery of Schedule II, four counts sale and delivery of methamphetamine;

Darrell Lynn Brooks, W. Old AJ Hwy., New Market; seven counts sale and delivery of Schedule I, five counts sale and delivery of Schedule II, five counts sale and delivery of methamphetamine;

Samuel Travis Rynes, Quaker Way, Knoxville; sale and delivery of methamphetamine over .5 gram;

Randy Lee Jones, Kingfish Drive, Knoxville; two counts sale and delivery of methamphetamine over .5 gram, sale and delivery of counterfeit control substance;

Morgan Renee Nelson, Lawson Avenue, Knoxville; sale and delivery of methamphetamine over .5 gram;

Tabatha Brooke Herbert, Old Rutledge Pike, Knoxville; four counts sale and delivery of methamphetamine;

Jimmy Lee Lethco, Mascot Road, Knoxville; three counts sale and delivery of Methamphetamine over .5 gram; and

Kenneth Damont Hester, Corbett Street, Detroit, Michigan; sale and delivery of Schedule II.