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April 21, 2014

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Operation Salt Vegas Nets Seven Johnson County Residents

In 2011, led by the ATF, a joint drug investigation was initiated: Operation Salt Vegas. Other agencies involved include the Washington County, Virginia Sheriff’s Department, the Smyth County, Virginia Sheriff’s Department, The Johnson County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Department, the Carter County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Department, the Russell County, Virginia Sheriff’s Department, the Virginia State Police and the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency.

Among those arrested on drug-related charges in Johnson County include:

Richard Rick Shaw, 58, T. Greer Road

James C. Grindstaff, 48, Pedro Shoun Lane

Daniel Reece, 44, West Main Street

Timothy B. Gerace, 54, Highway 91

Albert Hague, 56, Waddell Road

Linda Walters, 44, Bulldog Road

Kimberly Bradley, unknown age, address

Officers spent a full day last week seizing items involved in this investigation. According to Sheriff Reece, there was potentially over $250,000 in money and assets seized, including US currency, five ATVs, two motorcycles, two cars, two SUVs, one watercraft, one tractor, and a mini excavator. Also seized was methamphetamine.

 

 

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