HCSO raid results in meth arrests as part of multistate investigation

Jeff Bobo • May 17, 2017 at 7:30 PM

SURGOINSVILLE — Two Hawkins County residents are facing meth charges as a result of a Tuesday morning raid that is part of a multistate investigation involving county, state and federal authorities.

On Tuesday, the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office Tactical Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of Clay Coy Seals Jr., 50, 486 Bray Road, Surgoinsville.

HCSO Lt. Lynn Campbell said Seals is the subject of a multistate investigation, and the Third Judicial District Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, as well as the Federal Bureau of investigation are participating in the probe.

Controlled purchases of meth were allegedly made at Seals' residence as part of that investigation, resulting in the acquisition of the search warrant, Campbell added.

During Tuesday's search of Seals' residence, officers allegedly seized drug ledgers detailing drug sales, as well as a small amount of meth, a small amount of marijuana and digital scales.

Seals was charged with simple possession of meth, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Additional charges are pending and the investigation is ongoing.

Candy Marie Dole, 38, 1469 Carters Valley Road, Surgoinsville, was at Seals' residence at the time of Tuesday's raid.

She was allegedly found to be in possession of approximately a half-gram of meth and a glass pipe.

Dole was charged with simple possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.

As of Wednesday, Seals and Dole were being held in the Hawkins County Jail with no bond set. Arraignment was expected to be set for Monday in Hawkins County Sessions Court.                                                                                 

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