Church Hill, Mount Carmel officers to be honored
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CHURCH HILL - The Church Hill Police Department will host the second annual "Officers of the Year" ceremony today at 4 p.m. at Church Hill City Hall. Two officers from the Mount Carmel Police Department and two officers from the Church Hill Police Department will be honored. The names of the honorees will be released during the ceremony. Each officer will receive either a handgun or shotgun along with a plaque.
Church Hill men facing drug charges
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CHURCH HILL - Deputies with the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit allegedly witnessed a marijuana and cash exchange between two parked vehicles in the Food Lion grocery store parking lot last week. HCSO Chief Detective Ronnie Lawson stated in his report that on Feb. 6 he and Lt. Bob Crumley allegedly witnessed Seth Thomas Leinbach, 19, 386 Island View Drive, Church Hill, pass a bag containing about a half-ounce of marijuana from a parked vehicle to a 17-year-old boy in another vehicle. Leinbach was reportedly in a vehicle driven by Nathan James Fletcher, 18, 134 Nikki Circle, Church Hill. Fletcher and Leinbach were each charged with sale and delivery of marijuana, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Charges were pending against two 17-year-old males in the other car.