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Police: Hawkins man tried to flush marijuana when officers raided home

March 27th, 2013 7:58 pm by Jeff Bobo

Police: Hawkins man tried to flush marijuana when officers raided home

JOHNNY MICHAEL STALLARD and DESERA JADE ALLEN

KINGSPORT — A Hawkins County man with a lengthy felony record was allegedly attempting to flush 1 1/2 pounds of marijuana down the toilet when deputies raided his home Tuesday morning.


For the past two weeks, the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit has been investigating alleged drug trafficking at the residence of Johnny Michael Stallard, 37, and Desera Jade Allen, 24, both of 3879 Rocky Hill Lane, located just north of Allandale off Lewis Lane.


Stallard is listed as a multiple violent felony offender with past drug convictions who recently completed a term of parole and is currently on probation until 2021.


Allen was also previously convicted of felony drug charges and is currently on community corrections.


The HCSO Narcotics Unit and Tactical Unit executed a raid Tuesday morning at 3879 Rocky Hill Lane.


“Once inside the home, officers interrupted Mr. Stallard as he was attempting to flush one and one-half pounds of marijuana down the toilet,” said Lt. Chad Gillenwater. “All the marijuana was recovered by officers. Mr. Stallard and Ms. Allen were then secured and detained.”


Gillenwater added, “As officers continued to search the home, officers also recovered additional marijuana, which was determined to be approximately one-half of a pound.”


Deputies also allegedly recovered Suboxone pills and Suboxone sublingual strips from Stallard’s wallet.


Also allegedly recovered from the residence were “Dragon” bath salts and numerous items of drug paraphernalia, including digital scales, plastic bags, used and unused syringes and spoons with drug residue.


Stallard was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of Schedule III narcotics with intent to deliver, possession of contraband bath salts, destruction or tampering with evidence, maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are housed or sold and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Allen was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of contraband bath salts, maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are housed or sold and possession of drug paraphernalia.


As of Wednesday evening, Stallard and Allen remained lodged in the Hawkins County jail without bond.


Narcotics officers also seized numerous items from the home that are believed to have been either traded for drugs or purchased with proceeds from illegal drug sales, including vehicles, motorcycles, assorted electronics and tools.


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