Kingsport search warrant uncovers drugs; mother of boy killed by KHRA truck arrested

Rain Smith • Jun 11, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Two Kingsport residents have been arrested following the execution of a search warrant, including the mother of a boy who was hit and killed by a Kingsport Housing and Redevelopment Authority truck last summer.

According to Kingsport Police, vice detectives conducted an investigation into illegal activities at 900 Tiptop Avenue. They were able to obtain a search warrant for the residence, and executed it at 10:40 Wednesday night.

Detectives located marijuana and cash on one of the residents, Phillip Greene, 22. Police also found ecstasy pills, crack cocaine, digital scales and plastic baggies in the home.

Greene, along with the other resident, Chardonnay Carpenter, 22, were arrested. They are each charged with possession of crack cocaine for resale, possession of marijuana for resale, possession of ecstasy for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling where illegal drugs are sold, stored or used.

Greene faces additional charges of resisting arrest, evading arrest and aggravated assault on a police officer, as he put up a struggle with police during his arrest.

Carpenter was the mother of Jamarion H. Carpenter, a four-year-old that was struck and killed by a KHRA truck in July of last year. Kingsport police said a KHRA employee was driving through the grounds of Lee Apartments when the accident occurred.

"(Jamarion) was just being a kid out here riding his bike and a truck came through here. It had no business coming through here at that size. He wasn't looking and he ran my baby over..," Carpenter said after the death.

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