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Botched drug deal in Church Hill results in two arrests

Jeff Bobo • May 15, 2018 at 3:45 PM

CHURCH HILL — A Nashville woman who allegedly refused to hand over the pills or return the cash during a drug deal in a gas station parking lot was arrested after her would-be customer told bystanders he had been robbed.

Felicia Annette “Fleet” Mitchell, 46, was arrested at the Kenjo Market Sunday and charged with possession of Schedule II narcotics with intent to deliver.

Kevin Lawerance King, 36, 1681 Holyoke St., Kingsport, was charged with attempting to obtain Schedule II narcotics.

On Sunday evening, CHPD Officer Daniel Byington and Assistant Chief Roddy Miller were dispatched to a possible robbery in the Ken-Jo Market parking lot on Silver Lake Road.

Detective Ethan Mays responded to the scene and located a bag containing 120.5 blue tablets believed to Oxycodone.

Police say their investigation revealed that Mitchell had come to Church Hill from Nashville with a friend who was visiting her mother for Mother’s Day.

At some point during her visit, Mitchell reportedly began texting with a female with whom she had served prison time, and the sale of 100 oxycodone pills for $20 each was allegedly arranged.

Mitchell was to meet the former cellmate’s boyfriend, King, at the parking lot at 7 p.m. 

Police said King entered the back seat of a vehicle where Mitchell was in the front passenger seat and handed her the $2,000 in cash. However, Mitchell reportedly refused to give King the pills or return the cash.

“Mr. King then took the keys from the ignition of the vehicle he was sitting in and got out while telling other patrons at the store he had been robbed,” Mays stated in his report.

Police responded a short time later.

Aside from locating the pills, Mays seized $3,794 in cash along with several cell phones that were reportedly used to arrange the transaction.

As of Tuesday, Mitchell was being held in the Hawkins County Jail with no bond set pending arraignment Wednesday in Sessions Court.

King, who was released on $1,500 bail, is also scheduled for arraignment Wednesday.

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