Following a lengthy investigation into the sale and delivery of narcotics, the Greene County Sheriff’s Department and the Third Judicial District Drug Task Force have arrested 37-year-old Michael Chad Myers on multiple drug violations stemming from his alleged possession of a kilo of meth.

Greene County Sheriff Wesley Holt said the operation was a joint investigation involving the Greene and Hawkins county sheriff’s departments and had been ongoing since August 2018.

A prior search warrant had been executed on June 26, where Myers was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and firearms.

He was arrested at that time but made an $80,000 bond. Since that time, the sheriff says Myers “has continued to be a source of supply of methamphetamine to both Greene and Hawkins counties.”

On Tuesday, deputies with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit were assisted by deputies of the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team in executing a search warrant at Myers’ residence on Gap Creek Road in Bulls Gap on charges of the sale and delivery of methamphetamine.

Upon execution of this search warrant at Myers’ residence, deputies located more than a kilogram of methamphetamine and $3,992. Myers was again taken into custody on charges of possession of Schedule II drug (methamphetamine) for resale, maintaining a dwelling for drug use/sales/storage and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to distribute

“These officers put in long, tiresome hours in this investigation,” Holt said. “Investigations of this nature take a lot of time and effort by the dedicated officers of the drug task force. I thank each and every one of them for their efforts put forth on this case and every case they investigate. I want to see drug dealers in this county held accountable for their actions. I want to see homeowners who allow such activity to also be held responsible for their part in these crimes.”

Woman faces rape and prostitution related charges

Newport authorities on Tuesday took a woman into custody on charges handed down last week by a Cocke County Grand Jury.

Constance Toby Davis, 35, Mineral Street, Newport, is charged with three counts each of conspiracy to commit aggravated rape and promoting prostitution.

In 2018, Davis allegedly conspired with an unindicted co-conspirator who then unlawfully sexually penetrated the victim by the use of force or coercion.

The presentment says Davis promoted the victim who was under the age of 18, for the purpose of prostitution, on three separate days in 2018.

The defendant allegedly forced a minor female to participate in sex acts with adult friends several years ago.

The case was investigated by Newport Detective Jason Ramsey, and Davis was taken into custody by patrol officer Mike Robey. The police report indicates that Davis also is charged with a felony attempt to commit a sex act.

Bond for the defendant is set at $300,000, and Davis is awaiting arraignment before Circuit Court Judge Carter Moore.